In my understanding John 1 is discussing Genesis 1 and in order to see the connection there are a few things to consider. It mostly has to do with the AlephTav or the et.
Jesus says about Himself
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:8 KJV
Evidently that Alpha and Omega is in Greek and is referencing the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet. But the first and last letters in the Aleph-bet is Aleph and Tav.
There is in the Tanakh a two letter word that has been referred to as a direct object pointer or a definite direct object but it has no exact meaning per se and although it appears over 7,000 times in different forms like vavalephtav it doesn’t always follow the direct object pointer rule, nor is it always used where a direct object pointer would demand it be used. So it has led many to speculate on its real meaning or significance, especially prior to AD or CE
The AlephTav is also called the et or the word. Interesting to read it in Hebrew
(I’ll write it all in English rather than Hebrew if that’s ok)
In the beginning Elohim AlephTav created the heavens vavalephtav the earth.
(The vavAlephTav in my understanding is the same as the first, it’s merely emphasizing that the same created heavens and the same created the earth.
Then you read John 1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with G-d, and the Word was G-d. The same was in the beginning with G-d. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
John 1:1-3 KJV
In the beginning Elohim The Word created the heavens, The Word the earth.
(It is also curious to observe the AlephTav used in the case of lineage, must be read in the Hebrew. When Esau gives up his birthright in the Hebrew it switches from AlephTavEsau and Jacob to Esau and AlephTavJacob. Or Ruth when she is redeemed she goes from Ruth to AlephTavRuth. But this is a side note.)
The ET is the Word and John says of Jesus that He IS the Word and then begins to quote Genesis 1.
I love what Jesus Himself says.
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
John 5:39 KJV
And indeed if the et is actually speaking of the One who goes by Alpha and Omega in the Greek then the et is found over 7,000 times in the Scriptures. And they indeed testify of Him.
I highly recommend one looks into the AlephTav. The rabbis were leaning heavily into ascribing the et to G-d but when Jesus came onto the scene they scraped that and focused heavily on a monotheistic interpretation despite their two powers in heaven and the Adonai Elohim is echâd, rather than Adonai El is yachid.
Proverbs 8 deals with wisdom, and I prefer to remain with my current response concerning John 1. I do believe that Proverbs 8 obviously overlaps with John 1 and Genesis 1 because it’s about Creation. But that would mean going into another Hebrew concept called the memra which is the word and the Targums translate it as the Lord in certain cases.
”By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”
Psalms 33:6 KJV
This is a very long and deep subject as is the AlephTav.
John 1 is saying that the Word created all things and was G-d, translated further Jesus is the Creator and Jesus is G-d
“Who is the image of the invisible G-d, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Colossians 1:15-20 KJV
So yes John 1 has overlap in Proverbs 8 but it’s actually quoting Genesis 1.