The scene of the theophany, therefore, according to J, is to be placed on the way from Midian to Goshen.
The expression is notable, for the song of the sky is thunder and the theophany that of Sinai.
They do not deny a theophany in the gift of Christianity; but they deny two very different things, viz.:—1.
In all these cases the angels, like the Mal'akh Yahweh, are connected with or represent a theophany.
That this is theophany alone;—that is, they look for some divine elements elsewhere; and they look for some human here.
Whatever that theophany had taught him, it had not yet fully removed his perplexity.
But the result of the theophany is small only in the same fashion as its cause was small.
All existence is a theophany, and as God is the beginning of all things, so also is He the end.
Why should a mere description of a theophany, which had nothing to do with the psalmist's theme, have been tacked on to it?
Therefore there is no disproportion between the theophany and the individual deliverance which is its sole result.