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Holman Bible Dictionary
One who analyzes a situation and gives advice to one who has responsibility for making a decision. Israelite kings seem to have employed counselors on a regular basis (see 2 Samuel 16:23
; 1 Kings 12:6-14
; 1 Chronicles 26:14
; 1Chronicles 27:32,1 Chronicles 27:34
; 2 Chronicles 25:16
; Isaiah 1:26
; Isaiah 3:3
; Micah 4:9
). God is often regarded as a counselor (Psalm 16:7
; Psalm 32:8
; Psalm 33:11
; Psalm 73:24
) as is His Messiah (Isaiah 9:6
; Isaiah 11:2
) and the Holy Spirit (John 14:16
; John 15:26
; John 16:7
). See Advocate
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Counselor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/counselor.html. 1991.