Any natural explanation given for the existence of the Jewish tradition will have to answer the question of why it is so unusual. Natural events and natural processes tend to repeat themselves throughout time. If we find an unusual and one-time event, this reinforces the claim that what is behind it is not natural circumstances but supernatural, as tradition does claim in these cases.
Even if someone still believes that it is theoretically possible to convince an entire nation of a historical tradition like that of the People of Israel (an assessment is clearly not probable), there is no doubt that this is a tradition that is at least very difficult to fabricate. The fact that the religion of Judaism was built precisely on the basis of a tradition that is difficult to fabricate, certainly adds greatly to its credibility. This is because relying on a historical tradition is the rational default in itself, and the fact that it is also a tradition that is very difficult if at all possible to invent, makes its credibility crucial.
So far we have talked about the nature of the founding events of the Jewish tradition. We will now present a number of unusual points that characterize it against the background of its period.
This anomaly strengthens the credibility of the tradition and its divine origin, for if it were a myth that developed against the background of the environment, it could be expected to be similar to the prevailing myths at the time and not deviate from the norm.