"The giving of the Torah is like God's gift of Himself to man.
It may be regarded as the permeation of the inconceivably great into the circumscribed domain of the human.
But the only way for men to comprehend it is through allegory and metaphor.
By such means, the human mind can make leaps and build bridges to overcome the abyss in some pragmatic way."
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Sustaining Utterance , p. 108, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz