For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is the third person (hypostasis) of the Holy Trinity: the Triune God manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; each person itself being God.
Christian theologians identify the Third Person of the Holy Trinity in the Jewish sacred scriptures with the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Breath), and with many similar names including: the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God), Ruach YHWH (Spirit of Hashem), Ruach Hakmah (Spirit of Wisdom); And in the new testament it is identified, among others, with the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, the Paraclete and the Holy Spirit. The New Testament details a close relationship between the Holy Spirit and Jesus during his earthly life and ministry. All three Synoptic Gospels proclaim blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as the unforgivable sin. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke and the Nicene Creed state that Jesus was "conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary". The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove during his baptism, and in his Farewell Discourse after the Last Supper Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples after his departure. The theology of the Holy Spirit is called pneumatology. The Holy Spirit is referred to as "the Lord, the Giver of Life" in the Nicene Creed, which summarises several key beliefs held by many Christian denominations. The participation of the Holy Spirit in the tripartite nature of conversion is appare . . . more