I recently heard a rabbi state that the Talmudic meaning of G-d’s omnipotence and omniscience is not the way we generally define it. He said that omnipotence does NOT mean that G-d can do anything (within His nature) if He wanted to, but rather that He is omnipotent in the sense that He allows mankind to be powerful by making their own decisions, which of course is the mainstream free-will notion present in Judaism, Catholicism, and most denominations of Protestantism. What seems to me not so mainstream is the subtle twist with regard to the meaning of omnipotence, from an all-powerful G-d who can intervene in human affairs and change the course of nature, to One who relinquishes (some) power to mankind. The rabbi attributed a similar meaning to omniscience, based on Talmudic teaching.
Do you think this interesting concept of the omnipotence and omniscience of G-d departs significantly from the traditional Judeo-Christian definition, and, if so, what is your view concerning it?