@markjperkins Yes, you are correct. I am a native modern Hebrew speaker and have studied Biblical Hebrew academically. Ruach רוח (wind/breath/spirit) is indeed feminine in Hebrew (and Aramaic and Arabic and all Semitic languages). In Greek, Latin, and Germanic Pneuma/Spirit is masculine however. As a messianic jewish Israeli I grew up speaking about the Holy Spirit in exclusively feminine terms. I’m was shocked to the core to discover that most Christians do not do so.
this is so great @Pondering. Having first hand knowledge of this is quite enlightening.
I grew up as a christian and never really thought of the spirit as having either gender.just like I don't think of the wind having a gender. but if anything, why not feminine? a cool piece of knowledge to have either way.
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