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Who was the elders in The Bible?


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September 13, 2011 9:02PM

I've also wondered this. I've read in the Bible that says they are just wise people that ran a few churches and there are 24 of them. But I don't know details or who they are. My only theory is that they are some kind of enlightened beings chosen by God.

ACTS 14:23 - And when they had ordained then elders in every church and had prayed with fasting they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

REV 4:10-11 - The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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