Quite frequently the question of what happened at Sinai arises. What was given? What did people hear? What are the implications of being given one text? Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo addresses these issues in his book Jewish Law as Rebellion.
… one could argue that ideally no written text should have been given at Sinai, since no two people are able to read the same text in an identical way. The meaning of the text is dependent to a large extent on the reader, and is therefore not a fixed reality. The fact that a text was even given at Sinai is itself a compromise. Even if a text should have been given, a priori, it should have been in as many versions as there are Jews since Sinai. This did not happen; only one text was revealed. This was due to the fact that there was a need for unity and affiliation among Jews, sharing the experience of a divine text in a bond of togetherness, shaping a Chosen People that would carry the word of God to the world. There was a need for a grundnorm (fundamental norm) through which Jews would be able to discuss the word of God and share it wherever they go. Above all, a fixed text was necessary to facilitate discussion, not agreement. In this way it would stay alive, infinitely enhancing new possible interpretations and unique insights. (Jewish Law as Rebellion by Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo, pg. 68)
Whatever was given, it is ours as individuals to interact with, struggle with and make our own. The idea that one text was given in order to facilitate discussion and not agreement is so beautiful and Jewish. It is all about the discussion.