Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred von Rohr Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Peter 1:21; Jude 3:10; Jude 6:34; Jude 13:25; Jude 14:6; Judges 14:19; Jude 15:14; Isaiah 59:19; Jude 3:11; Micah 3:8; Zechariah 4:6; 2 Chronicles 20:14; Isaiah 11:2; Isaiah 41:2; Isaiah 48:16; Isaiah 59:21; Numbers 11:25-26; Ezekiel 11:5; 1 Kings 22:24; 2 Chronicles 18:27; 2 Samuel 23:2; Joel 2:28; Numbers 11:17; Isaiah 34:16; Ezekiel 11:19; Haggai 2:5; 1 Kings 18:12; 1 Samuel 16:13-14; Job 33:4; Job 27:3; Genesis 1:2; Exodus 31:3; Exodus 35:31; Genesis 41:38; Numbers 24:2; 1 Samuel 10:10; 1 Samuel 19:23; 1 Samuel 19:20; 2 Chronicles 24:20;


Since the Holy Spirit is only referred to explicitly three times in the Old Testament, the reader is amazed that such a jump can be made by John, or Christ for that matter, when speaking about the Holy Spirit, without having to explain just whom they mean. The Jews never take issue with the term in the New Testament. Apparently there must have been some doctrine or teaching prevalent in Christ's day, upon which the fuller revelation is based. The problem of this thesis is to try and find a bridge for the gap between the periods. This demands a search of the intertestamental writings, especially the Pseudepigrapha and the Apocrypha for a solution. There may be evidence in these books that during the intertestamental period the doctrine of the Holy Spirit became somewhat solidified, and reached greater depths than appears in the Old Testament. Also, Jesus may have related some of His teachings to this intertestamental viewpoint.

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