The LORD said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men of the elders of Israel of whom you know that they are the elders of the people and its overseers…” The Midrash spends much energy on the fact that the number seventy cannot be divided by twelve. This meant that not all the tribes could be represented equally among the elders of the people and its overseers. Instead of each person having their say, only the best were chosen. This suggests that while access to Torah study is democratic, Torah leadership is not always consistent with the democratic will of the people.