"The same year were appointed two of the ancients of the people to be judges, such as the Lord spake of, that wickedness came from Babylon from ancient judges, who seemed to govern the people." This may be relevant in how it was said that old people currupt the new, or how we see today really old politicans setting the stage for absurdity. I used to wonder why it was never a youth at the top-of-the-food-chain level of power.  I wonder if that saying still holds up today. Old people did set the stage for this life though....
"These kept much at Joacim's house: and all that had any suits in law came unto them." Just took note of the fact that they had law and suits back then, too.