The Meaning of Pneuma and Its Role In The Gospels

Continued from Part 31

Pneuma, “spirit” and parakletos, “helper”
The Greek word for spirit (pneuma) has many different meanings, the correct one being determined only from the context of each occurrence.  In Greek pneuma, is neuter, as are all pronouns referring to the spirit, making them necessarily impersonal.  Those New Testament translations which render the “spirit” as “He” instead of “it” do so because of trinitarian beliefs (e.g., John 14:17).