Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

Yesterday, I posted the Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. Today, I watched the sequel documentary, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy.

Where the first one looked at proving that the Exodus was a historical event, this time filmmaker Timothy Mahoney set out to prove that Moses could have written the first five books of the Bible at all. Seeing if there was a form of writing at the time of Moses that he could have used to write.

Like in the first one, there were sceptics who denied evidence simply because it didn’t fit into their own narrative. At one point, someone referred to the evidence of a writing system created long before the traditional earliest writing as “fake science”.

The previous film ended teasing that the next film would cover the Red Sea crossing and Sinai, specifically the sites discovered by Ron Wyatt. This film once again teased that the next film would be about that. So hopefully we will someday get that documentary. The official Facebook page confirms that there is an upcoming film. Hopefully it doesn’t take another five years, but it’ll be understandable if it does, and I’ll be eager to see it when it does.

Again, if you would like to buy copies of the DVDs, or learn more about the subject, you can visit the website.

When I went to grab the url for the website, I saw that they already have a page on there for the next film. It’s called Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle. So that’s exciting!

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

There is a documentary that came out back in 2014 called Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. I came across it in 2016, and immediately fell in love with it. So much so that I actually bought the DVD (which was stolen along with everything else I owned back in 2017, but that’s a long story).

It is about a filmmaker, Timothy Mahoney, attempting to use archeological evidence to prove the historicity of the biblical Exodus. The film features interviews leading archeologists and scholars, as well as both the president and the prime minister of Israel.

One thing I loved about the film was that it was definitely not one-sided. You hear multiple viewpoints, some even flat-out denying the Exodus even occurred. The film also does a great job of showing fulfill ignorance, as found in scripture. At one point, they are presenting text describing the plagues from an Egyptian’s perspective, and the expert says something to the effect of, “This didn’t actually happen, they simply imagined it”. An eyewitness account of the plague that matches the Bible, but “they imagined it”.

If you want to see it for yourself, you can buy a copy of the DVD from their website. Or you can do like I just did a rent it on YouTube. However you choose to watch it, please go support these people. They’re doing an awesome job at what they do!

A sequel, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, was released earlier this year. I’ve yet to watch it, but I also rented that on YouTube. I will watch it and post my thoughts on it tomorrow night.

(I forgot about this until I was getting ready to post this, and didn’t know where to slide it in, so I’ll just add it to bottom. The film is narrated by Kevin Sorbo!)

Update: August 2019

I know I haven’t posted in a long time, but I’ve got alot going on personally. Maybe I’ll do a long post about it once this is over. Plus I’ve got major writer’s block. While I have a ton of ideas of posts to do, I can’t bring myself to word them coherently. However, I am doing a daily verse on Instagram if you want to follow along.

Currently I’m posting this from my phone via the WordPress app. If you follow this blog you know that I hate posting on here from my phone. But I have two bits of updates I wanted to share.

First, I’ve been wanting to get a personalised email address for this site, but it’s too expensive. But I found a site called Mail.com that lets you make a mostly personalised email address. “Mostly” because you have to choose a domain from a long list of choices. But it’s a very long list to choose from. I was bored a scrolled through the choices, and at the very bottom was “@reborn.com”. As you can imagine I was very excited.

So if you ever want to contact me about this site (questions, comments, post ideas, etc), send them to fig-tree@reborn.com.

The second update isn’t even really about me or this site. It’s some place I want to redirect you to while I’m currently unable to post as much as I would like. It’s a YouTube channel called The Ten Minute Bible Hour. It’s ran by a guy named Matt Whitman, and I wish I could teach the Bible as good as he does! He not only breaks it down and digs deep, he throws in pop culture references and humour to keep it entertaining. So he’s educational and entertaining, which is difficult to do. I’ve added his channel to my Further Resources page, and I highly recommend everyone check out it out.

In the meantime, I’m definitely going to be needing prayers until this current situation I’m in passes. Hopefully it’ll pass soon, then I’ll do a long update post about it.

I’ll end this with the following verse:

Isaiah 12:2-3 (KJV)

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.