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Holy Ghost/Spirit

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by ktn4eg, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

    Nov 19, 2004
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    Although many modern versions seem to shy away from using the term Holy Ghost, when referring to the third Person of the trinity, I'm wondering if there is a particular reason why at least the KJV sometimes refers to Him as the Holy Ghost and sometimes as the Holy Spirit.

    Is this usage determined by the context in which it appears? Are there other determining factors as to why He is sometimes referred to as a ghost and sometimes as a spirit?
  2. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Initial thought is that the KJV translators used those two terms based on what was used in the manuscripts they translated.

    I'll be interested in hearing what others have to say, too. Our pastor commented a while back that it's becoming rare to hear anyone mention the Holy Ghost anymore. Thus, that's another item on the to-do list. To learn why that's the case.