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Holy Spirit as a she. Feminine examples of Holy Spirit

2. The Holy Spirit as grammatically feminine

Introduction

The Hebrew has two cases of grammar:

  • the masculine and
  • the feminine.

    The Hebrew word 'ruwach' for Holy Spirit, is mostly feminine in case. There are some cases where the Holy Spirit is masculine, and these will be discussed later.

    In the Old Testament, the 'Holy Spirit' is written as the Hebrew word 'ruwach' which means 'wind'. This is a special wind that means the administration of the:-

  • (1) medium of GOD
  • (2) breath of life in man
  • (3) breath of salvation

    Thus the Holy Spirit functions as a

  • (1) medium, or an
  • (2) agency, or an
  • (3) administrator of heavenly powers.

    This is why the Holy Spirit is rarely seen using it's own personal power, but instead is an agency for the Father's flow of power, or the Son's flow of salvation.

    In order to seek examples of the personality of the Holy Spirit as a co-eternal Divine Person, one must find other functional descriptors of the Holy Spirit.

    A good example is shown by this Bible verse:-

    Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me,

  • and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

    Or translated in the Hebrew:

    Job 33:4 The 'Holy Spirit of Strong Authority' hath made me,

  • and the breath of the Shadday hath given me life (ongoing living).

    Thus the Old Testament name for Holy Spirit is the Shadday. The New Testament name for the Shadday is the Holy Spirit. This is similar to the New Testament name for the Most High is the Father. The Old Testament name for the Most High is Eloah. These old names of Elohiym are found in the oldest scroll of the Bible, namely Job.

    Feminine examples

    One cannot say something is only all "he" because that term by itself is undefined. It is only when both "he" and "she" are contrasted together, that the "he" is clearly defined. Therefore "elohiym" must show pictures of "masculine and feminine things" in Scripture in order to express itself as mostly showing "maleness love".

    Ge 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

    Notice when GOD causes the passing of animals before Adam, the man noticed each kind of animal had a helper.

    This Hebrew word does not always refer to gender female or gender male, but to a Being that "helps" another Being. See a small study of "help meet".

    However, while a "helper" is not a reference to genetic differences, or sexual differences, a helper does have personality differences. So while Eve might have been a genetic clone of Adam, Eve was not a personality clone, her way of loving was different to the man, and this is what this study proves to show about GOD, which we see darkly.

    Ge 1:2 .. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    Here the Holy Spirit of Elohiym is feminine but only in sentence grammar and does not use the pronoun 'she'.

    Jg 6:34 But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.

    Here the Holy Spirit of YHWH is feminine, as it is in all of Judges. This example is only in sentence grammar, does not use the pronoun 'she'.

    Notice these examples are compound uses of the Holy Spirit, with Elohiym or YHWH, thus the Holy Spirit is an agency for the flow of the Father's power or the flow of salvation from the Son.

    Hosea 4:19 The wind "ruwach" hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.(KJV)

    Here is a rare example of the Holy Spirit not in the direct presence of other members of the Godhead, who bound up the adulterous people of Israel (us) in her wings. This is an amazing discovery, thanks Lord, while stumbling through the Book of Jesus on 15 May 2017, looking for another verse.

    When the early Christians fled under persecution during the Dark Ages, many became the Syrian people, who carried their Scriptures with them. Written in Aramaic ( or Hebrews ?) this represents an earlier view of the New testament before Greek translations were common.

    There are hardly any known sources of New Testament scriptures in Hebrew, among the Jews; except possibly the book of Matthew.

    Here is a Syrian New Testament, also known as the Peshitta. The 'ruwach' or Holy Spirit is written as 'she' because the Hebrew word 'ruwach' is feminine in case.

    John 14:26 But she the Holy Spirit, the Comforter whom He will send to you in my Name, She will teach you everything, She will remind you of that which I have told you.

    When one considers the evidence, written as grammar inside sentences, this evidence alone is weak.

    A better method is to look for evidence that does not require grammar considerations.

    On the next web page we will see better evidence of the feminine personality of the Holy Spirit.

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