Thursday, July 30, 2015

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (Giveaway)

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I love mysteries and find ancient civilizations fascinating. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, a film about the search for archaeological evidence for the Exodus story includes both. The film maker, Timothy Mahoney chronicles his quest to find out if there is archaeological evidence for the Biblical stories upon which Judaism and Christianity are based. He makes multiple trips to Egypt and the area where Canaan existed and interviews experts on the Bible, the Torah, and archaeology. Many of these experts claim that there is no evidence at all of the Exodus. If thousands of foreigners lived in Egypt as slaves, then left suddenly to wander in the desert, they certainly would have left behind evidence of their existence.

Upon further investigation, however, Mahoney learns that tradition holds that the Exodus happened in Egypt’s New Kingdom, during the time of Ramses II. And, true, there is little evidence during that time. But when he looked at the archaeological finds from several hundred years earlier, during the Middle Kingdom, suddenly quite a lot of evidence appears—whole towns of Semitic people, Egyptian stories that sound suspiciously like Biblical accounts, and even a small pyramid grave that belonged to a high official that was a foreigner (and that was missing the bones). Likewise, archeological evidence in the same time period shows the destruction of the city of Jericho, including crumbled walls and fire damage.

Patterns of Evidence leaves conclusions to the viewer, but presents a lot of evidence that the Bible accounts are true, even if in a somewhat different time period than expected. This two-hour documentary was fascinating. If you are interested in the Bible or history, you would enjoy this film.

 

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Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2assFIyLInE

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Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz:  http://patternsofevidence.tumblr.com

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1 comment:

  1. I'd love to use this in our homeschool with my three children.

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