Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
by Timothy Mahoney
Length: 2 hours
Publisher: Thinking Man Films
Source: Watched on Netflix streaming.
Book Description from Christianbook.com:
Did the Israelites' exodus from Egypt really happen? There's evidence that it did! Traveling from the United States to Israel and England, filmmaker Timothy Mahoney sifts through archaeological and historical clues, as well as comments from scholars and experts, to determine the truth as he builds a new case for an ancient---and often controversial---story.
Patterns of Evidence is an educational DVD. I have a deep interest in ancient chronology, and I've read the books that contain the information that this film is based on. I thought the filmmaker did a good job of presenting the information in a way that someone with a casual interest could grasp the arguments and understand the evidence. It was also very cool to see these places on video.
The basic argument is this: if we look for evidence of the Exodus as described in the Bible, there's actually quite a lot that matches the biblical account. So why haven't you heard about it? This movie shows this evidence and then explains why people have been dismissing this evidence even though it matches up so well. It also explains why the apparent timeline "mismatch" may not be a problem after all.
I'd highly recommend this educational movie to all Christians.
If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.