This is most interesting. Below is a pic of a book I am currently reading by prominent New Testament scholar Dale B. Martin, a Professor at Yale University. In the paragraph below he candidly admits to three fascinating (one of them scandalous) facts: 1) that all the references to the Spirit in the New Testament are grammatically neuter (in other words ‘it’ rather than ‘she’ or ‘he’). 2) All that is except the unique reference in the Gospel of John to “the Paraclete” which is grammatically masculine. So the logic is that the Paraclete is a person and thus referred to as ‘he’, therefore it cannot be the same as the Spirit – thus a real human man. 3) The vast majority of modern Christian translations of the Bible cover up the fact that apart from John all the references to ‘spirit’ are neuter ie the spirit is an ‘it’. They add the masculine pronoun to make the NT conform to their Trinitarian bias that ‘he’ is God, the Second Person of the Trinity! Thank God for at least one honest Christian scholar!
Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century by Dale B. Martin
Read a good review of the book in the Church Times