Sunday, November 15, 2020

Is commentary necessary?

Commentary – Why We Need It and the Price We Pay for Having It

If Moses interceded for any of the commandments, did he act as a secretary taking dictation or did he introduce a human dimension into the divinely revealed content? The traditional answer is that he served as a secretary, copying every word exactly as God spoke it. This suggests that revelation was an auditory phenomenon and thus implies an anthropomorphic interpretation of “God spoke.”

By Kenneth Seeskin
Department of Philosophy and Department of Religious Studies
Northwestern University
November 2020

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