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Holman Bible Dictionary
Modern translations use ghost (rather than spirit as the KJV) for the disembodied spirits of the dead. Jesus' disciples mistook Him for a ghost when He walked on water (Matthew 14:26; Mark 6:49 ) and when He appeared after the resurrection (Luke 24:37 ,Luke 24:37,24:39 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ghost'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/g/ghost.html. 1991.