Genesis 32:30 isn't a metaphor or simile. It isn't found in a poetic/figurative genre. So, you're saying Jacob lied when he said "I have seen God face to face". Well, if that's how you justify your theology, nothing else can be said. You don't believe what Scripture proclaims.
Rotfl.... first off, there are no capitals in Hebrew, as well in Greek. As I think you know, or you should know, angels are called God too. Again, when men, prophets, kings, angels, judges, etc., act in place of God, they are God. It's not difficult to understand.
There is a category difference between saying "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”
How so? The term panai with respect to God is used to denote acceptance or favor/facing towards, or displeasure/facing away.
You just don't understand Jewish thought. No surprise.
and claiming to be a god to/before Pharaoh. Nothing Moses says in Exodus 7:1 was meant to imply something ontological about Moses.
You're showing your bias here. Nothing is implied ontological in your examples as well.
It's describing the relationship between Moses and Pharaoh.
It shows Moses was God. Moses wrote it that way.
However, Jacob's astonishment at still being alive alone demands the reader see Genesis 32:30 as making an ontological statement about the one with whom Jacob wrested.
No, you demand, the context doesn't. Again, your bias is shown. Do you really think the God can't out wrestle a mortal man? Rotfl...