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Is there any difference between Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost meaning?

When should we use Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost?

BTW, Wikipedia says:

Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, is a term found in English translations of the Bible, but understood differently among the Abrahamic religions

I already asked abut the Enlish meaning. But what are the differences in religious meanings?

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I think DJ Clayworth answered it satisfactorily. :) There's no difference...which is obvious when we look at the original Greek, since the underlying Greek from which those two phrases are translated is identical. –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Mar 25 at 4:50

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Holy Ghost is KJV, Holy Spirit is modern translations.

Its a little more complicated than that. In the New Testament, the KJV uses the term Holy Ghost 89 times, and the term Holy Spirit 4 times. So it actually uses both. But modern translations use Holy Spirit exclusively.

The wikipedia article is not saying that Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are understood differently. Its trying to say that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam view the Holy Spirit differently.

Nonetheless, some people might argue that Holy Ghost gives a more personal character to the Holy Spirit than Holy Spirit, assuming that Ghost sounds more like a person than Spirit. But that's probably a pretty iffy argument.

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If you answered the question why not vote on it? –  Bye Mar 26 at 1:40

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