Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Visions of Gd


"The prophets saw Gd in forms which varied in association with His deeds...

"At a time of anger against the nation, when Gd planned to travel and remove His presence from among them and His supervision from upon them, Yeshayahu saw Gd sitting on a throne, high and elevated, as though distancing His supervision form them and removing it fom the lower realms, placing it in the upper realms...

"Yechezkel saw Gd at the time of His travel, the destruction of the Beit haMikdash... as though on a chariot, prepared for the King, Gd, Lord of Hosts, to travel, like kings who travel from place to place, for whom they prepare a chariot to go on his way. All of this is a parable, in human speech."

(Abarbanel, Introduction to Yechezkel)

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