Goim și Ruah Hakodeș în Isaia 40, 6-8; 12-18
ABSTRACT. Questions regarding the Holy Spirit are usually answered on the basis of the New Testament. This is as it should be up to a point, for the New Testament has much to say concerning the Third Person of the Godhead. However, the Old Testament has much to say concerning the Holy Spirit, and its testimony should not be overlooked. The Holy Scripture is the Book of books and its two Testaments are merely closed related. The Old Testament provides the background and basis for New Testament truth, while the New Testament expands and enlarges on seed-forms of thought set forth in the Old Testament. Also, the subject of the person and work of the Holy Spirit is always important for study, for He is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, which indwells the Christian and gives daily guidance and enablement. The fact that the Holy Spirit is a Person and not merely an influence, force, or power is important to recognize and we can recognize Him as Person and His holy work in the Old Testament from the beginning of the Creation (Fac 1, 2), to the period of Patriarchs, from Moses to Samuel, in the United Monarchy and the Divided Monarchy and in the Exilic and Postexilic Period. In the isainic corpus we can identify the Person and work of Holy Spirit resting upon the Person of Mesaiah, but also in His holy work to regenerate the human being.