The attribution to the deity of human forms or behaviour, as when Moses and others went up the mountain and saw God, and ate and drank (Exod. 24: 11), though there are numerous warnings against supposing that God is human (1 Sam. 15: 29). The prophets proclaimed the living God and they invested him with a clutch of human emotions such as indignation, vengeance, and scorn, as well as joy and compassion. This is metaphorical language, rooted in human experience, and necessary in relation to God in order to use meaningful language of him at all. See analogy.