Sirach 1:4

Deuterocanon (Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus)

2 The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity—who can count them? 3 The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth, the abyss, and wisdom —who can search them out? 4 Wisdom was created before all other things, and prudent understanding from eternity. 6 The root of wisdom—to whom has it been revealed? Her subtleties—who knows them? 8 There is but one who is wise, greatly to be feared, seated upon his throne—the Lord. Source

Date: 195-175 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Augustine Confessions 12.15

Patristic

For although we find no time before it, for wisdom was created before all things — not certainly that Wisdom manifestly co-eternal and equal unto You, our God, His Father, and by Whom all things were created, and in Whom, as the Beginning, You created heaven and earth; but truly that wisdom which has been created, namely, the intellectual nature, which, in the contemplation of light, is light. For this, although created, is also called wisdom. Source

Date: 397-400 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
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