ON ONE POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION OF THE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE AUTHORS OF THE TORAH OF THE PLANS ANS ACTIONS OF THE CREATOR
§1. The epistemology of the authors of the Torah
Analysis of holy books which form the foundation of modern religions is of great interest since these books present rather holistic ideologies (Weltanschauung). They seek to cover all aspects of human existence, from the most fundamental questions of the creation of the universe to the problems of daily social life.
The ontology of holy books breeds much controversy. Rationally inclined people tend not to accept these books and the stories presented in them. These books are viewed as figments of imagination which are often in contradiction with modern scientific theories. There have also been attempts to bring these books in accord with modern science, and not only certain isolated events described in these books but also the various legends of creation of the world, the people, etc.
Here, I will not concern myself with the ontological aspect of holy books as such. I want to examine, disregarding the "truthfulness" of the text (whatever the criterion of truth may be), the epistemological principles which guided the authors of these books, i.e. the epistemology of the creators of legends and stories and social institutions, as well as of those who collected them all together in holy books.