The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Biblical Church Government – Part 4

It was the Elders who encouraged Moses, who assisted him to obey God, who meet and ate bread together, and who led the Lord’s people.31   It was apparently from their midst, that “tithed Rulers” of tens and fifties and hundreds and thousands were then appointed.

Thus, each such special Elder, in addition to continuing to rule and shepherd his own family — was made responsible also for ruling and shepherding some ten of the other (perhaps half a million) families of the people of Israel.   That would then be the reason why the people as such were precisely then “tithed” by their rulers of ten, of fifty, of a hundred and of a thousand families both for administrative and religious reasons — a “tithed Eldership” in a tithe-giving Church.32

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