“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.…and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.” (Scriptural, The organization of Israel into self-governing bodies of wards. Exodus, Holy Bible, 18:21-23.)

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