Oedipus the King Chorus 2
The elders believe in Oedipus and refuse to acknowledge that he has committed any crimes. Because of his past of proven wisdom, faithfulness and saving of Thebes, they think of him as a great person and will not stand against him. Furthermore, they had never been aware of a feud between Oedipus and Creon, and therefore they find no reason to test the king's dedication to finding the criminal. Although they do not doubt the knowledge and wisdom of the gods, they do question the extent of Tiresias' insight and wisdom.