Proverbs chapter 8 uses a personification of Wisdom. Some people take this personification as a description of God, or of the Messiah. Is there any textual justification for this?
This personification of Wisdom can't refer to either God or to the messiah.
Verse 8:22 says:
God made Wisdom, so Wisdom can't be God. (God didn't make God; God just always was.)
Under Christianity, the messiah is part of God and so this can't mean the messiah either. Under Judaism, the messiah will be an ordinary man -- definitely not God, and also far from the first thing God created.
So if Wisdom isn't God or the messiah, what is she? Consider the following verses:
Wisdom is Torah, the law. (The word "torah" literally means "teaching" or "instruction".)