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No doubt the post could have been clearer, and it’s probably too schematic, but the argument traces the motif all the way back to Genesis 1, though I rather think that the Wisdom story is more important than Genesis 1:1-3:

“In the beginning…” obviously takes us back to Genesis 1. This primary account of creation has been overlaid with a story about the intimate and lively involvement of “wisdom” in the process. We find it in Proverbs 8:22-31….

I argued for a comparison with Philo, not dependency: “We find a similar fusion of the biblical and the philosophical in Philo’s comments on Genesis 2:4…”.

I’m not convinced that John’s language points to the Psalms. Wisdom themes seem to me more relevant.

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