I'm a total history nerd. And a Bible nerd. So combine history and the Bible? I'm in. ALL in. Patterns of Evidence Exodus was everything I love and more.
About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:
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
I enjoyed this DVD immensely, although it's not the kind of movie young children would enjoy. It's more of a documentary that explains the evidence that exists for the proof of the Exodus as a real historical occurrence. My kids and I are going through Genesis right now and when we get to Exodus, I'm looking forward to watching this with them. I want them to understand that while we take the Bible as truth on faith, there is real evidence that supports Biblical truth as well, and they can use that truth to defend their faith when it is challenged.
Patterns of Evidence Exodus was released today, and is available from the Patterns of Evidence website. It's 119 minutes long and not rated (although there was no objectionable material that I remember).
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