spir ́it (רוּח, rūaḥ; πνεῦμα, pneúma; Latin, spiritus):

Used primarily in the Old Testament and New Testament of the wind, as in Genesis 8:1; Numbers 11:31; Amos 4:13 (“createth the wind”); Hebrews 1:7 (angels, “spirits” or “winds” in margin); often used of the breath, as in Job 12:10; 15:30, and in 2 Thessalonians 2:8 (wicked consumed by “the breath of his mouth”).

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Author: International Std. Bible Encyclopedia

Keywords: Spirit, Ruach, Ruah, Breath, Breath of life, Pneuma, Wind, Eternal spirit, Immortality of the soul, Soul and spirit, Body soul and spirit, Nephesh, Psyche, Psuche, Life after death, Intermediate state, Immortal spirit

Source: James Orr (editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 5 volume set.

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