Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The ancients of the people
Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,
And Jehovah said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with thee.
1 Chronicles 24:4
And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers houses, eight.
And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel; and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, every man with his censer in his hand; and the odor of the cloud of incense went up.
slay utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;
Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;