In Exodus 18:21 we read
21 And you will select from all the people men of ability, fearers of God, trustworthy men, haters of dishonest gain, and you will appoint such men over them as commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, and commanders of tens.
• How would that hierarchy work? Would commanders of tens be the one's with more responsibility?
• Why was Jethro the one sketching the moral and spiritual character the judges should have? From what I got from Dottard's comment, Jethro’s counsel was given merely in the form of a suggestion. As we were not informed of it, I was seeing it as an adoption without the express sanction and approval of a better and higher Counsellor (God). In that sense, did Moses, before appointing subordinate magistrates, asked God?