She builds a palace and prepares a banquet, and issues a general invitation to the simple and to him that wanteth understanding (Proverbs 9:1-6).It is viewed as the one guide to salvation, comprehending all revelations of God, and as an attribute embracing and combining all His other attributes. The messenger of God who serves as His agent in the world of sense, and is sometimes distinguished from Jehovah and sometimes identical with him (Genesis 16:7-13; -28; Hosea 12:4, 5; Exodus , 21; Malachi 3:l).When he asserts that the logos became flesh he is indeed saying something that was never dreamt of by Philo or the Greek philosophers; but in all other respects it is their logos — the cosmic Mediator between God and the world, who is the personification of God's Truth and Wisdom — that John is referring to when he asserts that Christ is its incarnation. See, for instance, Matthew ; 1 Corinthians 14:9, 19.Hence it signifies a saying, of God, or of man (Matthew , 22; Mark , 36): a decree, a precept (Romans ; Mark ).
For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of His works.
Here also is the idea of the revelation of that which is hidden.
For wisdom is concealed from man: "he knoweth not the price thereof, neither is it found in the land of the living.
John uses the word in a peculiar sense, here, and in ver.
14; and, in this sense, in these two passages only.
(logos) in the prologue of John's Gospel is a word with a very interesting history in ancient theological writings.