The Hebrew קָ֭נָנִי can refer to "creating"(, and seems to be how it was understood per the translators of the LXX:Hi H.
Let's see.... Proverbs 8 is discussing Wisdom, as a personification.
“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
So, I see that god possessed wisdom at the beginning. I don't see where wisdom was created.
κύριος ἔκτισέν με ἀρχὴν ὁδῶν αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔργα αὐτοῦ
Being called "the beginning of God's creation" can refer to being the "first created" (as ἀρχὴ + genitive connotes "first in a series").Revelation 3:14
“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
I'm not seeing where the beginning of the creation of God, is the first created.
He's the Beginning of God's creation, not the creation.
You are 1/2 correct. (All things were made through him shows that he is the agent of creation--not the Creator).John 1:3 states
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
John 1:2 states that he was in the beginning with God.
So.... This matches what is stated in Proverbs, and Revelation 3:14.
He was in the beginning with God. AND HE created all that exists.
Note that Hebrews 1:2 refers to him as the one "through whom He/God made the worlds".Hebrews 1:2-3 states
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Note again that Ephesians states that God created all things through Jesus Christ(--not that Jesus Christ created all things).Ephesians 3:9 states
9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ
Or, if you understand the meaning of "firstborn"(, "only-born", and "son").So, the only way this firstborn of creation being the first created works is if you ignore the rest of the bible.