Devarim

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“Provide for yourself intelligent men who are wise.”
~ Deuteronomy 1:13

Moses gave specific criteria for choosing judges.

What did he add by saying they should be wise if they’re already intelligent?

It’s the difference between the rich and the enterprising: the rich are secure enough to relax when business is slow, while the enterprising go and make things happen.

Intelligent people know plenty but they’re often complacent in their knowledge. The wise, however, always seek to understand that which they don’t yet know.

Great judgment needs a combination of both.

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