Talk:Holy Spirit (Judaism)

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Holy Spirit[edit]

I removed the following:"In Christianity, Ruach HaKodesh is a name given to the Holy Spirit, the third hypostasis of the Holy Trinity. ". Firstly this was unreferenced, and I have never heard of this name being used for the Holy Spirit in Christianity, although some Christians may identify the Hebrew term with the Holy Spirit. Secondly the Holy Spirit is not a "hypostasis" of the Holy Trinity. DJ Clayworth (talk) 18:55, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

See hypostasis (philosophy), it means trinitarian person in Nicean theology. There are some Christians that use the name Ruach HaKodesh, you could have easily found a source if you looked hard enough. ADM (talk) 20:19, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Here, I concur with ADM, for what it's worth. The actual article to read is Hypostasis (philosophy) and probably (hopefully) First Council of Nicaea. 75.15.199.206 (talk) 16:46, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

City of Ruach HaKodesh[edit]

There is an ancient Church tradition which ties Jerusalem to the city of Ruach HaKodesh / Holy Spirit. In part, this is because there are legends about the foundations of Jerusalem and the role of Holy Spirit in the book of Genesis. It would be interesting if we could examine the ancient founders of Jerusalem and look at how early Christians went from a literal Jerusalem to an ecclesiastical Jerusalem. ADM (talk) 11:25, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Be careful. Not all Christians went to an "ecclesiastical Jerusalem" and the process certainly didn't occur in Early Christianity, rather it occured after the rise of Islam and the failure of the Crusades. 75.15.199.206 (talk) 16:37, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


Removed from main Holy Spirit (Christianity) Gender section[edit]

Looks like OR, but if anyone knows different feel free to add sources and restore here

  • In Hebrew language texts, in the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible the Holy Spirit (Ruach Adonai, Ruach El, Ruach Elohim, etc.) is a feminine noun. Also, the divine presence of God is the Shekhinah and is also feminine. Jewish theology maintains that they are not the same thing (Holy Spirit does not equal Divine Presence); however, from both approaches the noun is feminine.

In ictu oculi (talk) 12:02, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


Ruach HaKodesh[edit]

It is generally referred to "Ruach HaKodesh", not holy spirt. --Holee.ee.cow (talk) 00:04, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Not in English, not according to WP:EN, not according to Google Scholar.In ictu oculi (talk) 09:07, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

The Precise term "Ruach HaKodesh" is no where to be found[edit]

I have longed to get to the bottom of this matter. This article claims that the "precise" construct appears in the Psalms and in Isaiah, as noted, but I see no evidence of the definite article "Heh" in the Hebrew of any of those passages. Mbanak (talk) 01:10, 21 October 2012 (UTC)