Parashat Yitro / 'User-friendly' Biblical Images

Mount Sinai was entirely enveloped in smoke, but the smoke did not resemble that of a furnace, rather something far grander, as described here. So why does the Torah use only partial images?

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After the Children of Israel assemble at Mount Sinai, and just moments before God bestows the Torah upon them, the biblical text states: “Now Mount Sinai was altogether on smoke, because the Lord descended...