Advice, human or divine. The city of Abel had a reputation for sound counsel (2Sam 20:18). Although private individuals gave advice, professional advisers also existed. They included diviners like Balaam, courtiers (Joseph, Daniel), parents, and teachers. In wisdom literature, the word for “counsel” became a technical term (Jer 18:18; Prov 8:14).
18Then she said, “They used to say in the old days, ‘Let them inquire at Abel’; and so they would settle a matter.
A Plot against Jeremiah
18Then they said, “Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah—for instruction shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, ... View more
14I have good advice and sound wisdom;
I have insight, I have strength.