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August 26, 2010

The Essence of Spirit (part IV)

Filed under: Spirit — barrynewman @ 9:18 pm

The Ruach of God

Table 2 indicates minor, sub- and mini-categories for the major category, the Ruach (R) of God.  [The mini-categories appear within square brackets with totals immediately following.]  For the minor categories, there were 104 instances with an additional 25 category items due to multiple classifications.

Minor Category Sub-category and [Mini-category] Total  Sub-  category Total Minor Category % Minor Category based on 129 % Minor Category based on 104
The wind or breath of God     31 24 30
  The wind of God 18      
  The breath of God 13      
The R of God at work     82 64 79
  The R or wind of God conveying to a place 11      
  The R of God conveying life 7      
  The R of God coming upon, filling, dwelling with or being removed 53      
  [Coming upon, being given or being received – 32]        
  [Being filled with or being full of – 3]        
  [Dwelling, resting, remaining on or taking possession of – 16]        
  [Being removed – 2]        
  The R of God conveying wisdom, knowledge, perception or understanding 17      
  The R of God conveying leadership 9      
  The R of God for prophecy 29      
  The R of God conveying power 9      
The R of God – his Being and Character     16 12 15
  His being 1      
  His mind 2      
  His holiness 7      
  His goodness 2      
  His anger 5      

 Table 2 – The Categorisation of the Ruach of God

Category multiplication of instances occurring among the minor categories were in ten different combinations the most common incorporating the wind of God and the R or wind of God conveying to a place – nine instances being involved.  All other category multiplications involved four or fewer instances.  There were 53 additional category multiplications among the sub-categories for the Ruach of God at Work and these occurred in 17 different combinations.  The most common involved the Ruach of God dwelling, resting, remaining on or taking possession of, and the Ruach of God for prophecy – 14 instances being involved, and the Ruach of God coming upon, being given or being received, and the Ruach of God conveying power – six instances involved.  There was an additional category multiplication involving two of the sub-categories for the Ruach of God – his Being and Character.

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