Biblical Presbyterian Eldership

Thus do the twenty-four Elders in heaven fall down and worship Jehovah-Jesus.   After centuries of dilapidation, thus too did the Christian Presbyters of the first century.   Thus did fhey rebuild the Church of God, sincerely singing: "Hallelujah!    For the Lord God omnipotent keeps on reigning!"70    May also today's Elders, here on earth as it is in heaven ever do likewise — even now!

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  1) I Tim. 5:17f; Rev. 4:4-11; 21:12f.         2) Gen. 50:5; Judg. 19:16f; Ezra 5:59f; Matt. 15:2; Luke 15:25; Acts 11:30; 20:17,28; Tit. 1:5,7.  3) Ps. 59:13; 66:7; 89:9; 103:19; Prov. 8:16; Dan. 4:17 -32; 7:9,13.   4) Ex. 4:14-16; 7:1; 18:19; John 10:34-36; Acts. 7:38; Gal. 6:l5f.  5) Luke 3:38; Rom. 5:12f; I Tim. 2:8f.       6) Gen. 4:4,26 & Heb.11:2-7,17.  7) Job 1:lf & 29:6f; Gen. 39:21f; 50:7f; Num. 22:4f; Josh. 9:3,11.  8) Gen. 14:14; 17:24-27; 18:17-19; 20:7,17.  9) Gen. 15:2 (LXX presbuteros) & 24:2,4,48. 10) Gen. 39:4ff,2f cf. Gal. 6:10.       11)Ex. 3:16f; 4:29f; 5:10f.      12) Ex. 12:2117. 13) Ex.17:4-6.       14) Ex. 18:12.      15) Ex. 12:37 & 18:21-26 cf. Deut. 1:13-17. 16) Ex. 18:21-26 & Deut.1:13-17 — see too: Josh 22:14; Judg. 6:27; 20:10; Ruth 4:1-2; I Sam. 1:8. 17) Deut.29:1,l0f ;31:9f; Acts 7:27,35,38; Heb.12:18-23.     18) Ex.19:7; 24:1-11; Lev.4:15; 9:1.       19) Num.11:16,20,24-27 cf. I Tim. 5:17f & Ex. 5:6 with Jas. 3:lf. 20) Deut. 5:22f; 19:llf,18; Num. 35; Josh. 20:2f. 21) Deut.1:13-16;16:18;17:8,13; 21:1-20; 22:15-19; 25:7-9. 22) Deut.17:12; 27:lf; 29:l0f; 31:9f,28f; 32:7f. 23) Ex.3:16f; 4:28f:12:21; 24:9f; Deut.29:10f; Ps.105:22; Acts 5:21.       24) Ib.; Ex.5:10f;18:12,22; 19:7f; Deut.32:7. 25) Ex.3:16f; Deut.27:1.       26) Gen. 17:23f; 21:4f; Ex.12:21f. 27) Gen.15 & 17; 50:7; Ex.12:3,21; 17:5f;19:7f; 24:11; Num.11:16f; Deut. 5:23; 21:20; 27:1; 29:l0f; 31:9f,28f; 32:71. 28) Num. 27:16f; Josh.7:6; 8:10,30f; 9:11; 20:4; 23:2; 24:1,31; Acts 7:38. 29) Josh. 24:31; Judg. 2:7; 8:14f; 11:5f; 21:16; Ruth1:1; 4:2,4,9,11, 30) Deut.17:14f; I Sam.4:31; 8:1-5f,11f; 11:3; 15:30; 16:4f; 30:26f; II Sam.3:17f; 5:3f; 12:16f; 17:4f,15f; 19:l1f; I Kgs 8:1-8; 20:7f; 21:8f; II Kgs. 10:lf,5f; 19:2; 23:11; I Chr. 11:31; 15:25f; 21:16; II Chr. 5:21; Prov. 31:23; Is, 37:1-3f; Joe1 1:14; 2:16f; Jer. 2:8; 3:15; 26:17f; Lam.1:19; 2:10; 4:16; 5:12-14. 31) Id.    Compare too: Josh, 7:6f; 8:33f; II Kgs. 6:32; Ps. 107:32; Ezek. 20:1f; Acts 11:25-30. 32) I Sam. 8:11;16:41;19:11; I Kgs.22:13f; II Chr.34:29f; Jer.2:8; 26:17f; 29:1; Lam. 4:16; 5:12; Ezek. 8:1; 14:1; 20:1f. 33) Ezra 5:5-9; 6:7-14; 10:7-16; 8:11; Neh.2:16; 3:9-19; 4:14-19; 5:7-17; 6:17;7:25; 11:1; 12:40; 13:11; Luke 7:1-5. 34) Cf.: Gen. 4:24f; 5:12,31; 10:1-32; 11:26; 46:27; Ex. 1:5; 24:1; Num. 11:16-25; Deut. 10:22; Judg. 1:7; 9:2; 12:34; Ezra 8:7,14; Luke 9:1-6; 10:1-17; Acts 7:14. 35) Note that the 70-member ‘Greater Council' in Matt. 5:22 & 26:39 is not same as the 23-member ‘Lesser Council' in Matt. 10:17 & Mark 13:9.