The faith of ancient Israel endlessly pondered the question, "What is Man?" (Ps. 8:4). It understood, moreover, that human persons are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps. 139:14) and so cannot be "settled" in any modernist scheme that seeks to put a lid on the irascible yearning for freedom in community.
To be sure, such a rendering of God suffers all of the problematic of the scandal of particularity, as this God is embedded in the interpretive memory of ancient Israel. Thus it is common to be embarrassed about the anthropomorphic aspects of this God, so embarrassed as to want to explain away such a characterization or at least to transpose it into a form that better serves a generic notion of God.