God's man-induced psychosis / Parashat Bereisheet
God says 'Let us make man' because according to this approach, the act of Creation has made him suffer serious psychosis. The different voices of God hears while debating with himself present solid arguments, and he must choose among them.
In the narrative in Genesis depicting the Creation, the climax is phrased in the plural: “And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness’” (Genesis 1:26). With whom did God collaborate when creating man? One accepted interpretation that appears in biblical commentary through the
ages − namely, that God collaborates with the ministering angels −...