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Knowing the Holy Spirit through the Old Testament

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780830889617


We tend to think of the Holy Spirit as the straggler of the Trinity, a latecomer in God’s interaction with the world. But we first meet the Holy Spirit in the second verse of the Bible, hovering there, speaking the world into existence. Christopher J. H. Wright begins here and traces the Holy Spirit through the pages of the Old Testament. We see the third person of the Trinity in the decrees of prophets and psalmists, in the actions of judges and craftspeople, in the anointing of kings, and in the promise of a new creation. The witness of all Scripture, from its first pages to its last, directs us to a Holy Spirit empowering the people of God and sustaining and renewing the face of the earth.

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Key Features

  • Traces the Holy Spirit through the pages of the Old Testament
  • Examines the biblical narratives, psalms, and prophetic texts of the Old Testament
  • Describes the Holy Spirit as empowering the people of God


  • The Creating Spirit
  • The Empowering Spirit
  • The Prophetic Spirit
  • The Anointing Spirit
  • The Coming Spirit

Praise for the Print Edition

This little volume does a great service in making the Third Person of the Trinity more known and glorious to our hearts and minds.

—Kent I. Compton, Haddington House Journal

Wright helps us reflect more deeply upon the work of the Holy Spirit from a biblical perspective and, thereby, encourages us to be more fully ‘people of the Spirit.’

Kevin L. Spawn, Pneuma

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About Christopher J. H. Wright

Christopher J. H. Wright is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is currently the director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations Christian College. He is an honorary member of the All Souls Church, Langham Place in London, UK. He has written many books, including The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith.