Why does the Torah speak in the Creation story in third person?
Question: Why does the Torah speak in the Creation story in third person? He was the only One before the beginning.
Answer: Indeed, the Torah speaks in third person singular “He” instead of first person “I”. For example, the first verse in the Scripture is telling us, “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth”. Who said that?
Should it not be said, “In the beginning I created the heavens and the earth”? In the beginning Elohim was the only one and no one else. Who was the one who had to say: “Elohim created the heavens and the earth”?
Mosheh penned the Creation story and the first book Genesis, but how Mosheh could have known what had taken place from the Creation to the end of Genesis. There must have been some one who had told him the history of the mankind until his birth.