When Moses summarized the history in Deut. 1:9-18, he conflates Exo. 18 and Num. 11 in such a way that we are forced to see the seventy elders as a supreme court, the top of the chain of courts. Anything they could not determine, Moses would then consult the Lord about (Num. 27:1-5).- James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant 54 (1984), at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/: HTML, DjVu.