"Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech.."
Proverbs 1:20, 21
I have always held the idea that wisdom is found in seclusion. In nature, alone, in a hidden place. But here it says that wisdom calls aloud in the open, in the public, at the city gate. How baffling!
"If you look for it (wisdom) as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God."