The Holy Spirit herself doth testify? We take a pause in our study of Romans to reflect on verses 16 and 17 in the eighth chapter to focus specifically on the Ruach Ha Kodesh/Holy Spirit. Join us as we test the traditional understandings of the nature of the Ruach/Spirit against the whole of Scripture and the truth of the text.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective - "All about the Ruach/Spirit"

by Matthew Nolan | Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 8 • Part 2 –

Romans 8:16  The Spirit herself doth testify with our spirit, that we are b’nai יהוה, children of יהוה;
Romans 8:17  and if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of Elohim, and heirs together of Messiah—if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.

The mystery regarding wether the Holy Spirit should be proclaimed as HE or SHE is resolved when you realize that the male Latin ‘Spiritus’ which translates the neuter Greek ‘Pneuma’ translates the Hebrew word Ruach which is always FEMALE.

For those who like the Aramaic; you can go to the Peshitta, and you’ll  find the Ruach ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit – translated as a female Being – a “She”. Here at Romans 8:16 the text of the Aramaic Peshitta and the older, less corrupted Old Syriac reads: “And She the Spirit (Ruach) gives testimony to our spirit that we are sons of Elohim (God)” (Romans 8:16).

But now we know in the Hebrew Tanakh the Spirit is always female and in the Gk New Testament either male or neuter, which creates a PROBLEM!

No one can have three genders!

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Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – “All about the Ruach/Spirit”

The Holy Spirit herself doth testify? We take a pause in our study of Romans to reflect on verses 16 and 17 in the eighth chapter to focus specifically on the Ruach Ha Kodesh/Holy Spirit. Join us as we test the traditional understandings of the nature of the Ruach/Spirit against the whole of Scripture and the truth of the text.

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