In response to Glenn Wooden's argument that ekeinos ("that one") in John
16:13&14 refers to pneuma, I would suggest that its actual referent is the
masculine ho parakletos in 16:7 (cf. ekeinos in 16:8). Ekeinos also refers to
ho parakletos in 14:26 and 15:26. In John 16:13,14, therefore, John is not
using a masculine form to refer to a neuter noun; he is using a masculine for
to distinguish the parakletos from the pneuma.
Christian D. von Dehsen