Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery and reveals evidence that matches and confirms the biblical account. If you have heard that there is no evidence for the Exodus, or for Joseph and the Hebrews Near the end of the film, Mahoney made a statement along the lines of Scholars disagree about the dating and the evidence for the biblical Exodus, but we do have evidence for it.
The problem is that the evidence that was presented as supporting the Exodus was conflicting. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery of this ancient saga, combining a scientific investigation with a retelling of the Exodus story to reveal an amazing pattern of evidence matching the biblical account that may challenge our understanding of history.
This most recent film Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, however, is unlike other movies about the Bible because it actually explores the question of whether or not the Exodus actually happened, and what archaeological and historical evidence, if any, exists for it.
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus An indepth investigation by documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus asks whether evidence affirms that the ancient Hebrews flight from slavery really happened, andspoiler alert! shows that it does. The documentary examines the patterns of evidence that help place not just their postplague departure and Red Sea crossing in history but also the surrounding events. The Exodus (big E) is a mythical story. There may very well have been an exodus (small e), but that's an argument from plausibility.
There is no hard evidence of that either, beyond the records written much later. If you're actually interested in the historical events relevant to the Exodus watch the first half of this lecture.
If you're super interested, In case you missed it, Thinking Man Films (who produced the Patterns of Evidence: Exodus documentary) left a comment on the analysis of the film, bringing out three points, which I thought deserved a fuller treatment.
You can read their comment and my reply here (scroll down). These are the three points: 1. Patterns tries to establish the historicity of the Exodus by showing that there is archaeological and historical evidence that the Israelites lived in Egypt right before the Exodus. For some of its main evidence, Patterns appeals to A Papyrus of the Late Middle Kingdom in the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, New York: The Brooklyn Patterns of Evidence Exodus Timothy P.
Mahoney, Director and Producer A Thinking Man Film Production Released in theaters January, 2015 MovieDVD 115 minutes