The Holy Spirit is a Woman, Fresco at Urschalling, Upper Bavaria, 12th century; Slide 47

BackBack

Play audio

Holy Spirit:

•Ruach
•Pneuma
•Spiritus Sanctus

••••••••••••••••••
The Holy Spirit was depicted as a woman 900 years ago on a chapel ceiling in Bavaria, Germany. And we know the Holy Spirit in Hebrew is feminine.

But when the Bible got translated into Greek, the word for holy spirit became pneuma, a neuter word.  Pneuma means spirit, and breath – think pneumonia. Ruach also means spirit and breath.

Holy Trinity, Fresco at Urschalling, Upper Bavaria, 12th century

Fresco, Urschalling, Upper Bavaria
12th Century

Table of Contents

Skip to toolbar