It was in the Greek (Σοφíα) that Sophia came to denote wisdom. She (for wisdom, in the Greek, is always feminine) is mentioned by Plato, the Gnostics, and other Greek Ancients, as well as in our Scripture Wisdom literature.
The word philosophy (philo-sophia) translates to the “love of wisdom.”
These are but samples of the honoring of Wisdom-Sophia, the Wisdom of God, in our Scriptures:
“For within Her is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique, diverse, clever,
active, incisive, pure, clear, invulnerable, benevolent, sharp,
irresistible, kind, loving, steadfast, dependable, serene,
powerful, astute, penetrating and most subtle;
… so pure She pervades and permeates all things.
She is the breath of God, the reflection of God’s glory.”
She is a reflection of eternal light,
the perfect mirror of God’s goodness.
From generation to generation She passes into holy souls,
befriending and enlightening them.”
She is a tree of life for those who hold her fast,
those who cling to Her live happy lives.”
Prov. 3: 13-15, 17
“Wisdom calls aloud in the streets,
She raises Her voice in the public squares;
She calls out at the street corners,
and delivers Her message to those in power.”
“Acquire Wisdom, never forget Her,
do not desert Her, She will keep you safe.
Love Her, She will watch over you.