Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
These were the ones chosen from the community, leaders of their ancestral tribes. They were the heads of the thousands of Israel.
"Now those who will be camping on the east, toward the sunrise, are the divisions of the camp of Judah under their standard. The leader of the people of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab.
The leaders offered gifts for the dedication of the altar when it was anointed. And the leaders presented their offering before the altar.
The standard of the camp of the Judahites set out first according to their companies, and over his company was Nahshon son of Amminadab.
"Send out men to investigate the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. You are to send one man from each ancestral tribe, each one a leader among them."
You must write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi; for one staff is for the head of every tribe.
The Lord said to Moses, "Arrest all the leaders of the people, and hang them up before the Lord in broad daylight, so that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel."
You must take one leader from every tribe to assist in allocating the land as an inheritance.
Moses chose capable men from all Israel, and he made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
He was accompanied by ten leaders, one from each of the Israelite tribes, each one a family leader among the Israelite clans.
1 Chronicles 27:1
What follows is a list of Israelite family leaders and commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, as well as their officers who served the king in various matters. Each division was assigned to serve for one month during the year; each consisted of 24,000 men.