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The Sages used the "דברה התורה כלשון בני אדם" excuse (acc. to the WIKI page) in two ways - in the Gemmorah to resolve [the problem of] repeating languages in the Torah (like עלה נעלה or פדה תפדה) and the Rishonim used it to explain why G-d is depicted in the Torah as corporeal.

What is the basis for this statement - is it speculation (סברא) or is it stated anywhere in the writings or learned through the 13 Middos?

  • Since this is a method of exegesis in itself (a disputed one too) I don't think it would be learned from 13 midot - on the contrary maybe it would more comparable to the way the 13 midot were derived from verses – b a Apr 29 at 21:31
  • the entire torah was given to moshe with its explanations-- including this – Yaakov5777 Apr 29 at 22:34
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    כלשון בני אדם.. – kouty Apr 30 at 3:53

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