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As a Christian, I believe that every single word of the Bible is real, true, beneficial, and based on actual events as they took place in history. (I do confess that sometimes I wish it had been written in chronological order; but who am I to question God’s plan?!) Apparently, there have been some people who have questioned (and are questioning) the Exodus event as recorded in the book by the same name in the Old Testament. I wasn’t aware of this until I heard about Patterns of Evidence Exodus . . .
About the DVD
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible. In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible’s account. This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world. The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film. This scientific documentary’s goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.
The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time: 119 minutes
- Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
- Behind the Music
- From Film to Book
- Additional Books and Resources
- Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
Heidi Says . . .
I hate to admit this, but the first time I sat down to view this DVD I fell asleep about a third of the way into the movie. The second time, I missed the ending (because I fell asleep that time too). That’s not to say that the content is boring – quite the contrary. I found it very interesting and fascinating. But, the manner in which it is presented seemed somewhat dull and drone. Voices were very quiet (in fact, I had to turn the volume up pretty high in order to really hear it) and my daughter (who watched along with me the second time) expressed the fact that Mr. Mahoney’s voice seemed somewhat robotic to her (and not convincing). I’m wondering if this is due to the fact that he’s normally found behind the camera rather than in front of it.
That being said, I really did enjoy the research and effort that went into the making of this DVD. I found it fascinating that Mr. Mahoney was able to visit the actual sites of the Exodus story and confront scholars who either agree or disagree with the premise that the account is real.
I love history and, at one time, I actually considered a future in archeology. Of course, I never got that far; but I still think it would be so fulfilling to study ancient cultures in this way. I love seeing excavation sites and learning about new findings.
If you are among those who are questioning the validity of the Exodus story, or if you just find Biblical history fascinating, I’d encourage you to check out this DVD documentary.
Official Website: http://patternsofevidence.com
Official Website to Purchase: http://shop.patternsofevidence.com
Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz: http://patternsofevidence.tumblr.com
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