Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus was shown in theaters nationwide a couple of years ago, and Joyce and I saw it on Times Square. Many of the archeologists the filmmaker interviewed deny any evidence of The Exodus, but [SPOILER ALERT] others point out that there is an abundance of evidence: a small (empty*) pyramid tomb with a statue of a non-egyptian wearing a multi-colored coat and surrounded by 11 graves, an entire settlement of semitic people that was clearly abandoned in a hurry, a papyrus document (Ipuwer's "Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage") describing blood in the water and everyone burying someone. All of these are discounted by many scholars because they don't fit the established timeline, or -- as Egyptologist, Maarten Raven PhD, says about Ipuwer -- "He couldn't have seen it. He must have imagined it." In other words, the document can't support miracles because miracles don't happen. Those of us who have experienced countless miracles don't have this presupposition.

If we lived in an intellectually honest society this film would have made the front page of every newspaper in the country.

The filmmaker shows that there is evidence the timeline really does line up with Scripture. 

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus is now available, and watch for their next film, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

*The coffin is empty, which lines up with Joseph's request in Genesis 50:25-26: "Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt." That request is confirmed in Exodus 13:19: "Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for Joseph had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones with you from here.”

There are still openings for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp.

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