Wisdom of Solomon 9:9


8 You have given command to build a temple on your holy mountain, and an altar in the city of your habitation, a copy of the holy tent that you prepared from the beginning. 9 With you is wisdom, she who knows your works and was present when you made the world; she understands what is pleasing in your sight and what is right according to your commandments. 10 Send her forth from the holy heavens, and from the throne of your glory send her, that she may labor at my side, and that I may learn what is pleasing to you. 11 For she knows and understands all things, and she will guide me wisely in my actions and guard me with her glory. 12 Then my works will be acceptable, and I shall judge your people justly, and shall be worthy of the throne of my father.

John 1:1

New Testament

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.

 Notes and References

"... The structure of John's prologue - Although there is at the present no consensus on what the precise structure of John 1:1–18 is, more and more scholars recognize that the prologue’s overarching outline parallels ancient Jewish Wisdom hymns found in texts like Proverbs 8:22–25; Wisdom of Solomon 9:9–12; and Sirach 24:5–27. M. E. Boismard has identified that structure as follows: Wisdom’s relation with God, her preexistence, her role in creation, her being sent to dwell among God’s people on earth, and finally, her benefits to those who seek her. John 1:1–18 fits this pattern: Wisdom’s / Christ’s relation to God (1:1), his preexistence (1-2), his role in creation (1:3–5), his being sent to dwell among God’s people (1:10–14), and his benefits to those who seek him (1:12, 16–18) ..."

Pate, C. Marvin The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse (p. 39) Zondervan Academic, 2010

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