When considering how vision comes to us, it may be helpful to consider how the New Testament came to us. It came by experience first, and then was recorded.
The New Testament—particularly the four gospels—did not come to us as a movie screenplay or television mini-series. The New Testament did not come to us first as a written story.
The New Testament came to us as a real-life experience from an oral tradition culture which told and retold the stories of Jesus they had experienced in life. At a certain point when those who personally had interacted with Jesus could not be everywhere the stories were collected, preserved, validated, authenticated—and written down.
Obviously, they went through various editions until they wound up in the canon of our New Testament.
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