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Since this is supposed to be a thread about Mark’s Gospel, let me direct you to a post on Philippians 2:6-11: A hymn of praise to the anti-Caesar, which in  light of my comment to Peter Wilkinson recently should probably be titled “A hymn of praise about the anti-Caesar”.

In the meantime, folks should investigate how Logos is used in the NT documents before they buy your definition that it means wisdom. It is NEVER used in that sense in the NT documents, not even once.

That doesn’t get us very far because John 1:1-3 is a unique statement in the New Testament. The association of “word” and “wisdom” in the context of creation is evident in Jewish thought:

God of the fathers and Lord of mercy, who made all things by your word and by your wisdom formed human beings (Wis 9:1–2)

When he was making the earth by his strength, when he was preparing the world by his wisdom, by his understanding he stretched out the sky… (Jer. 28:15)

Proverbs 8:27-31 says, in effect, that all things were made through wisdom and without wisdom nothing was made that was made (cf. Jn. 1:3).

Wisdom declares:

I came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and like a mist I covered earth. (Sir. 24:3)

The idea of Wisdom coming to dwell in Israel is also evident (cf. Jn. 1:14):

Then Wisdom went out to dwell with the children of the people, but she found no dwelling place. (1 Enoch 42:2) 

Then the creator of all commanded me, and he who created me put down my tent and said, ‘Encamp in Iakob, and in Israel let your inheritance be.’  (Sir. 24:8)