Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus DVD

book cover
Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
by Timothy Mahoney

UPC: 040232271670
Length: 2 hours
Publisher: Thinking Man Films
Released: 2015

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.

My Review:
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.


James Pate said...

Hi Debbie! That is cool, that you read those books. You mean the David Rohl ones, right?

Here are some posts that I wrote about the movie. In the last two, I look at some of the sources that the movie cites. Googlebooks was awesome in this regard.




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Debbie said...


Thank you. Yes, I mainly meant David Rohl's books. But I've also read other books on ancient chronology. "Centuries of Darkness" by Peter James, which looks at a certain lack of archaeological evidence for the Dark Age which suggests a Egyptian chronology problem). And books that were the first to show that the evidence for the Exodus is much earlier, like Donovan Courville's books, "Exodus Problem and Its Ramifications" and Immanuel Velikovsky's "Ages in Chaos." (Rohl's book is easier to read than the rest, so I'm not necessarily recommending them unless a person is just really interested in the topic.)