γερόντων: the nobles without regard to age formed a “βουλή” (see v. 53); cf. the Spartan “γερουσία”, senatus, aldermen; ‘the elders of Moab’ Numbers xxii. 7 are identical with ‘the princes of Moab’ Numbers xxii. 8, 21. cf. “δημογέροντεςΓ” 149.
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