In Numbers 7, we are told about the special offerings the princes of the Tribes brought to the Tabernacle. This is not the only time we hear of this position. Princes are present in Joshua 9 also, for example.
What sort of authority did the Princes have? What could they do, exactly? Where they beholden to some sort of tribe-wide council, just to Moses and the Sanhedrin, or did they have authority even in the face of the national leader and courts?
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