Korah and his followers argued that a holy nation can be trusted to elect their leaders: “For all the community, they are all holy, and in their midst is the LORD, and why should you (Moses and Aaron) raise yourselves up over the LORD’s assembly?” Isaac Arama explains that Moses does not respond by tightening his control – on the contrary, he accepts Korah’s suggestion. Giving a leadership role to Korah’s followers, he entrusts them with the incense service and let’s everyone see the tragic outcome. This was Moses’ way of quelling a rebellion.