[B-Greek] Absent Definite Article strips Personality from The Holy Spirit‏

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 15 17:02:13 EDT 2009

On Jun 15, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Vasileios Tsialas wrote:

> I forgot to
> say that the most elementary thing is that the word “spirit” is  
> neuter and
> means “the thing blown, wind”

Are you suggesting that "wind" would be a useful semantic prototype  
for PNEUMA in the GNT?

Take a look at BDAG under PNEUMA. The overwhelmingly predominate use  
in the GNT is for a conscious agent of some sort. Not some inanimate  

Elizabeth Kline

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