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!)

Book of Jasher

2 Samuel 1:18 (KJV)

 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

What is the Book of Jasher? The Bible mentions it a couple of times, but there is no book called Jasher in the Bible. I first came across it four years ago today, and I meant to do a post on this then, but quickly forgot about it. The only reason I remembered today is because I’d posted about it on Facebook at the time, and it appeared in my memories.

As you can see, there’s a second reference to the Book of Jasher in the Bible. It’s found in Joshua.

Joshua 10:13 (KJV)

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

So what exactly is the Book of Jasher? The Wikipedia for it says,

The Book of Jasher (also, Jashar) or the Book of the Upright or the Book of the Just Man (Hebrew: סֵפֶר הַיׇּשׇׁר‬; transliteration: sēfer hayyāšār) is an unknown book mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. The translation “Book of the Just Man” is the traditional Greek and Latin translation, while the transliterated form “Jasher” is found in the King James Bible, 1611.

During my research, I quickly down the entire text of the book online, and it seems to have a biblical feel to it. It starts off with the Creation story and everything. But something just didn’t feel right about it. Then I remembered something about the Wikipedia page. It calls it and “unknown book”. How could it be unknown if I’m staring at the text. So I kept looking and quickly found my answer, in the form of another Wikipedia page.

The Book of Jasher, also called Pseudo-Jasher, is an 18th-century literary forgery by Jacob Ilive. It purports to be an English translation by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus of the lost Book of Jasher. It is sometimes called Pseudo-Jasher to distinguish it from the midrashic Sefer haYashar (Book of the Upright, Naples, 1552), which incorporates genuine Jewish legend.

What I was reading was a fake. In fact, there are several books title Book of Jasher which claim to be the one mentioned in scripture. In actuality, the original book has been lost forever, with these two biblical verses being the full extent of what we really know about it.

King David

I decided to do this post because I keep seeing King David on “historical figures who never actually existed” lists. Even today, you’ll find plenty of nonbeliever sites claiming that biblical figures like King David, Moses, and Abraham have zero archeological evidence.

But it’s another instance where you can tell someone is being willfully ignorant. I wanted to link to a bunch of my sources I used when researching this topic, but unfortunately for some reason there’s a pay wall for most of it. Just google P. Kyle McCarter “The Historical King David”. If you can find the full thing without paying, you’re a better researcher than I am. I can find bits and pieces, but the most popular part is;

“The Bible is our only source of information about David.  No ancient inscription mentions him.  No archaeological discovery can be securely linked to him. . . .We cannot assume, therefore, that a statement about David in a given part of the Bible derives from an early source.  The David of Chronicles, for example, is the idealized David of the second Commonwealth, not the David of history.”

I took that specific quote from this page. It’s a Christian source which explains that archeological evidence has been found in northern Israel. An inscription which talks about the “House of David”.

Here is a non-Christian source which talks about the same thing, and also discusses more recent discoveries which prove that King David is a historical figure and not a fictional character. The non-Christian site linked above also includes the entire story of David (and as a sidenote, is a great site if you’re an ancient history buff).

So regardless what skeptics would have you believe, there is plenty of evidence to prove that King David really did, in fact, exist.

Mount Sinai

Exodus 19:11 (KJV)

And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Ron Wyatt was able to continue following the Bible past the Red Sea crossing until be came across the real Mount Sinai. Here it is on Google Maps.

It’s been scoffed at by both nonbelievers and believers alike, and the number one reason being that it’s not in the Sinai Peninsula. It’s in Saudi Arabia. That flies in the face of everything everyone believes about it. I mean, it’s called the Sinai Peninsula, after all. Yes, just like Upper Egypt is actually the southern half of Egypt and Lower Egypt is the norther half. Seriously.

So what is the evidence of this being the real Sinai? Let’s look at some pictures.

Exodus 19:18 (KJV)

And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Exodus 32:3-5 (KJV)

And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord.


Exodus 17:6 (KJV)

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.


There’s loads of other evidence. Watch this video, also narrated by Mary Nell Wyatt, for more information.

Red Sea Crossing

Exodus 14:22 (KJV)

And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

When people think of Old Testament miracles, the one they most often think of is the parting of the Red Sea. But where exactly did it happen? Most people assume it happened on this side:

Red Sea False Locations

Which I guess makes sense? I mean, they were fleeing Egypt and Egypt is literally, like, right there! But That doesn’t match what the Bible says. It’s very specific where they went, giving exact distances and everything. Ron Wyatt followed the Bible, literally, and found this:

It led him directly to the exact location of the crossing. Here is the location on Google Maps. He and his sons dove in the water and found Egyptian chariot wheels and other artifacts that only make sense in the context of the crossing. Not only that, the water is shallower from shore to shore in that spot. On either side of that spot, the water is much deeper. Almost as if God knew from the beginning He’d need that spot shallower. This video goes  more detail. It’s narrated by Mary Nell Wyatt, his wife.

But wait… If the crossing was actually on the east arm of the Red Sea, why is the traditional location of Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula?  Emperor Constantine’s mother liked the mountain, so she said it had to be Sinai. If Ron Wyatt found the location of the Red Sea crossing, certainly he must have also discovered the location of the real Mount Sinai! Funny you mention that, because…



Noah’s Ark

Genesis 8:4 (KJV)

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

One of the most popularly debated stories of the Bible is the story of Noah’s Ark, the story in Genesis when God destroys the Earth for man’s wickedness, yet saves Noah and his family because of his faith. Part of the reason it’s “debunkable” by skeptics is that multiple cultures around the world have a similar story. So many, in fact, that there’s a Wikipedia article about them. With so many cultures having similar myths, that proves the account in the Bible is just a myth, right?

Well, think about it. If the Great Flood actually happened, isn’t that EXACTLY what you would expect would happen? Noah’s family left the ark and their descendants scattered around the world, but the story of what happened was passed down from generation to generation. Each of the different versions in the different cultures are too oddly specific to be a mere made up myth.

Imagine a thousand years from now. People will still be talking about World War II or 9/11. There might be slightly different versions, but that won’t mean the real history behind the stories is a complete myth. The same is true with the Flood story. Because of the witnesses to biblical history, we can study the Bible outside of the Bible.

But if the ark was real, surely it must have been found already.

It has been found already. And don’t call me Shirley.

Ron Wyatt is often credited as being the person who found Noah’s Ark. This may be news to you, because it was news to me when I heard about it a year ago. He discovered it in 1979. Yes, 36 years ago, and you’re likely just now finding out about it. It wasn’t just him saying it, either. Experts have examined the object and determined it has to be the ark. Durupınar site, as it’s officially called, matches not only the biblical location of the resting place for the ark, but also the dimensions described in the Bible, taking into account the aging of the wood.

Here is a two hour documentary detailing everything about the discovery, I would very highly recommend giving it a watch.

Archeobiblical: Introduction

“Archeobiblical” is a word I apparently just made up. Thought it was a preexisting word until I Google’d it. I mean it to mean “Archeological evidence which backs up the Bible”. My browser is putting a red line under “archeological”, because it’s usually spelled “archaeological”, meaning it thinks it’s misspelled, meaning it thinks the “archeo” part of this category is wrong. Well, the word is on, showing it can be spelled both ways. So take that, Firefox!

Anyway, I’ve always been interested in archaeology since I was very little. My family probably still remember the years I spent obsessed with Ancient Egypt, to the point where my mom printed out over fifty pages of newly discovered information about the subject (because at the time I only had very old books). It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that it even occurred to me that you could use the subject to back up the claims in the Bible. I’d always just assumed the stories to be true, and that the individual stories couldn’t be validated. It wasn’t until I heard about Ron Wyatt that my mind was opened to this.

After that, I started researching biblical archaeology, but even then it never occurred to me to write about it on this blog until a few days ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix called Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. It shows that using archaeology, the “experts” (skeptics) could be proven wrong. It’s a very good film, and I highly recommend anyone with even a slight interest in the subject to give it a watch.

After watching it, I started wanting to do a series on here about biblical archaeology. My only problem was coming up with a title. I wanted something unique, instead of “Archaeological Evidence That Back Up The Bible”. First off, that’s too long, and second that’s a boring title. Finally, I was sitting here and thought, “…..Archeobiblical!!”

And the rest is history. Or will be. Or whatever.