Devarim/Deuteronomy 4:12 says: ‘ותמונה אינכם ראים’, the people perceived no shape / saw no shape.
Devarim/Deuteronomy 4:15 even states the prople should watch themselves for they did not perceived any shape / see any image.
P.s. one could also look at Shemot/Exodus 20:4 and Devarim/5:8 for example and say it teaches that the people can’t make any ‘תמונה’ of that which is in heaven.
Yet in Bamidbar/Numeri 12:8 - after telling in verse 6 that Adonai shall speak to a prophet in dreams and/or in a vision, but not so with His servant Moshe - it says: ‘ותמנה יהוה יביט’.
Did Moshe saw something others didn’t? And what does it mean when Moshe beholds the תמנה יהוה? The Chizkuni seems to state Moshe was allowed to see a visual image of the Lord, not a frontal image but a rear view (Shemot 33:23). Yet we also know that no man can see G-d and remains alive right?
So what is this תמונה of G-d that Moshe saw?