Biblical Presbyterian Eldership

In the Pentateuch, then, it is clear that Israel's ecclesiastical Eldership rooted in the family and fruited in religio-socio-political action to the glory of God.   That action was later executed first by the Judges and ultimately also by Kings.  Moses the prophetic Preacher often convened the Elders together, as a Senate-in-session.23    The Elders would usually, though not invariably, support Moses'leadership.   Indeed, those Elders were the "aristocracy" — the "Senators" or non-hereditary "Nobility" of the people.24