Biblical Principle #240: Israel to Appoint Local Judges

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Principle

Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to appoint judges and officials in every town.

Explanation

The government of Israel was to come from among their own brethren. We previously established how the eventual king was to come from among their brethren. So also the local officials.

18 “You shall appoint judges and teachers in all the cities the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Deuteronomy 16:18 OSB

Matters concerning GOD’s people were to be settled by GOD’s people.

The judgment was to be just and righteous.

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