One can dismiss Ruwach as a feminine noun if gender was not already apparent within the Godhead. When God became incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ He identified God as His Father. This was relatively new, notice Jesus elected to not use any of the established names for God, He called God His Father and essentially it was for that claim that He was crucified. John 5:1 “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”
According to Blueletterbible.org the following are Old Testament names for God:
· El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
· El Elyon (The Most High God)
· Adonai (Lord, Master)
· Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
· Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
· Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
· Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
· Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
· Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
· Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
· El Olam (The Everlasting God)
· Elohim (God)
· Qanna (Jealous)
· Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
· Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
· Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
Since according to Jesus Christ the Godhead consists of Father and Son then it stands to reason that the third person would be matronly especially if as in this case “Ruwach” is a feminine noun.
Since God’s children must be born of the Holy Spirit (John 3:5) “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father…shall testify of me”. Here we know the Fruit Bearer; the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father in order to bear witness of Jesus Christ the Only Begotten of the Father.
Finally in Scott Hahn's book First comes Love. He quotes Pope John Paul II: "In the light of the New Testament it is possible to discern how the primordial model of the family is to be sought in God Himself, in the Trinitarian mystery of His life...God in His deepest mystery is not a solitude, but a family, since He has in Himself Fatherhood, Son-ship and the essence of family, which is love."
So while I agree one could not stake their claim on a Hebrew words gender identity alone, in the case of the Holy Spirit being matriarchal, the evidence is very substantial.