You know that story in the Bible where the Israelites experience years upon years of slavery in Egypt before leaving via the parting of the Red Sea? While many scholars have been quick to point out how unrealistic the whole Bible story of the Exodus is, there’s a new documentary that might just say otherwise.
— The Christian Post (@ChristianPost) July 2, 2015
In the documentary entitled Patterns of Evidence: the Exodus, filmmaker Tim Mahoney takes a look at the Bible story of the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt from an archaeological standpoint.
The documentary, which has been 12 years in the making, looks to answer the question, “Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened?” says the Christian Post.
Mahoney goes about answering this question by “chronicling an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt” while at the same time referencing the story in the Bible.
Many experts have spent years disproving the Bible story, but Mahoney says his documentary and his journey have provided evidence.
Mahoney stated, “What started out as a crises of my own faith led me on an incredible journey of discovery…we are confident that ‘Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus’ will spark conversations from people around the globe who have an interest in history, culture, or religion.”
Mahoney has stated that with this archaeological exploration of this key story from the Bible, he “builds a case that will shed new light on the story.”
The documentary, the first showings of which were produced by Fathom Events, has been getting a lot of attention. So much so that Fathom Events experienced “their most successful” first quarter thanks to the biblical documentary, says Business Wire.
The showing sold out approximately 600 theaters and opened to “critical acclaim.”
— Patterns Of Evidence (@PattOfEvidence) July 1, 2015
If you weren’t able to make it to one of Fathom Events’ showings, everyone will be able to watch Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus soon. The documentary centered around the Bible story will be released to DVD and Blu-ray on August 4 through Capitol Christian Distribution.
Can’t wait? Then you can read about Mahoney’s journey in the book of the same title. Extras included in the book are “additional interviews not seen in the films,” along with “beautiful photography of Egypt and Israel as well as scenes from the Biblical re-creations, maps, charts, and diagrams.”
So could Tim Mahoney’s work really have proven the Bible story of the Exodus actually did happen? You might just have to check it out for yourself.
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