When put forth as “coming down from The mountain”
(as opposed to A mountain, any mountain) there is a connotation of epic transformation.
Coming down from the mountain carries the message of humbling and seeking atonement.
Coming down from a high and haughty place.
A lonely place.
Back to community and communal responsibility.
Coming down from a place measured by lofty ambitions, personal dreams, self-oriented exploration,
(from up there) back down to earth, so to speak.
A coming down from “alonement” to atonement.