And the chief fathers of the families of the children of
The princes, as Aben Ezra; so the Septuagint version, which was the tribe of Manasseh, whose grandson Gilead was, as follows:
the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh of the families of the sons of
Joseph, came near;
to the house of judgment, as the Targum of Jonathan, the sanhedrim or court of judicature, consisting of the following persons:
and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:
the princes of the several tribes; or it may be rather the seventy elders.