Any person providing advice or guidance for a living.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Counselor [Heb. yā‘aṣ, also ’îš ‘ēṣâ (Ps. 119:24; Isa. 40:13); Aram ye‘aṭ (Ezr. 7:14f), aḏargāzar (Dnl. 3:2f), haddāḇar (3:24, 27; 4:36 [MT 33]; 6:7 [MT 8]); Gk. paráklētos (Jn. 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7), sýmboulos (Rom. 11:34)]; AV, NEB, COUNSELLOR; AV also JUDGE (Dnl. 3:2f), “of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
counselor, in the Bible, usually an adviser to a king, though other counselors are also mentioned: Zechariah, the son of Shelemiah (1 Chron. 26:14); Jonathan, David’s uncle (27:32). David’s court featured two advisers, but they are differentiated: Ahithophel was David’s counselor and Hushai was his friend
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
COUNSELLOR (Heb. yô‘ēṣ, ‘one who gives advice or counsel’). The basic idea appears in Pr. 24:6b. The word is used as a designation of the Messiah in Is. 9:6, where in respect to the giving of counsel he is said to be a wonder (pele’). rsv uses Counsellor to translate paraklētos in Jn. but has ‘advocate’
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
CounselorCounselors (Heb. yōʿēṣ) occupied a regular place in the courts of the Israelite kings (Isa. 3:3; Ezra 7:14–15, 28). Their position was perhaps next in power to the ruler himself, as suggested by the juxtaposition of “kings and counselors” (Job 3:14; 12:17–18; Mic. 4:9). David’s court had
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Counselor. †In Old Testament times the counselor was an employee of the royal court. Ahithophel’s counsel (Heb. ˓ēṣâ) was revered in the court of King David (2 Sam. 16:23; JB, NIV “advice”); he was succeeded by Jehoiada and Abiathar (1 Chr. 27:34). Jonathan was another of David’s counselors
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
COUNSELOR. In general, an adviser upon any matter (Prov. 11:14; 15:22; 2 Chron. 25:16; etc.), especially the king’s state adviser (2 Sam. 15:12; Ezra 7:28; 1 Chron. 27:33; etc.), and one of the chief men of the government (Job 3:14; 12:17; Isa. 1:26; 3:3; etc.). In Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50 the word
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Counselloran adviser (Prov. 11:14; 15:22), a king’s state counsellor (2 Sam. 15:12). Used once of the Messiah (Isa. 9:6). In Mark 15:43, Luke 23:50, the word probably means a member of the Jewish Sanhedrim.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Counselorcounselor, an advisor to kings. David’s court had two counselors, Ahithophel and Hushai. Ahithophel’s advice was likened to an oracle from heaven, but even that could not stand when the deity interfered. Disgraced, Ahithophel committed suicide. Late ot texts mention seven counselors of Artaxerxes
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COUNSELOR — one who gives counsel or advises (Prov. 11:14), especially the king’s adviser (2 Sam. 15:12; 1 Chr. 27:33), or one of the chief men of the government (Job 3:14; Is. 1:26). In Mark 15:43 (KJV) and Luke 23:50 (KJV), the word designates a “council member” (of the Sanhedrin). The Holy Spirit
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COUNSEL; COUNSELLOR<koun’-sel>, <koun’-seler> ([συμβούλιον, sumboulion]): Ordinarily found as object of verb “to take” or “to give,” expressing, beside the idea of a practical end to be reached, that of consultation and deliberation among those united in a common cause (Matthew 12:14; Mark 3:6).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Counʹsel-lor, one who from his wisdom and experience is supposed to be able to give judicious advice (2 Sam. 15:12). Our Lord Jesus Christ, who with the Father devised the plan of salvation, and who is possessed of all knowledge and wisdom, is called Counsellor (Isa. 9:6).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COUNSELOR 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 (2 Sam. 16:23; 1 Kings 12:6–14; Isa. 1:26; 3:3; Mic. 4:9). God is often regarded as a counselor (Pss. 16:7; 73:24) as is His