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Ruach HaKodesh (Hebrew: רוח הקודש, meaning Divine Spirit or Divine Inspiration, literally "Holy Spirit", also transliterated Ruah Ha-qodesh) is the term used in the Jewish Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) to refer to the Spirit of YHVH.[1] The Ketuvim (works of Biblical wisdom literature) are believed to have been written under the Ruach HaKodesh, a level less than that of prophecy.[2]

Messianic Jews, a modern Christian sect, ascribe this Hebrew name to the Holy Spirit, 3rd Person of the Trinity, of standard mainstream Christian belief.


  1. Talmud Bavli, Makkot 23b
  2. Neusner, Jacob The Talmud Law, Theology, Narrative: A Sourcebook. University Press of America 2005

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