Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" DVD Giveaway

Is the Israelite's Exodus from Egypt a true story or is it a myth?  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney strives to answer that question while examining archaeological and historical evidence in his new documentary "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus".


This documentary took Timothy Mahoney 12 years to make and involved his traveling from Israel to Egypt to the Netherlands.  "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" examines Biblical texts and archaeological artifacts and contains interviews with leading experts -- both those who are for and against the authenticity of the Bible's Exodus.

It was interesting to see the historical timeline presented visually in this documentary.  "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" considers that the artifacts that prove the Biblical account to be true may be "missing" because people have been looking for the Exodus at the wrong time in history.  Shifting the timeline back 250 - 400 years means that events in the Bible, including the Exodus, begin to line up with archaeological and historical evidence.

Is it enough to consider the Exodus to be a moral fable or does it matter to you if the Exodus story is true?  "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" is a great documentary for those that question the validity of the Scriptures and for those who want to critically think about what they believe.

My husband, 9 year old and 11 year old were intrigued by this documentary (though admittedly my kids only watched the first half hour).  I trust that you and your family will enjoy it and be challenged by it too.

Check out: "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" Trailer  and
"Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" Official Website

Learn more: Interviews with director Tim Mahoney

Buy It: "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" Shop

Win it:  One Sowing Dandelion Seeds reader will win a copy of the DVD "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus".

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27 comments:

  1. I am not familiar with the old testament but am interested in this movie. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Joseph, I hope you get the chance to see this movie (even if you don't win!).

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  2. I love reading about King Salmon ( his legal decisions are great) and the psalms.

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  3. Trying to narrow it down to one is difficult! :) I love the stories of God's deliverance of His people: Moses, Esther, David, Jonah, Daniel; and I love the Psalms and the book of Isaiah.

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    1. Yes, narrowing it down is difficult! You've picked some amazing stories of deliverance (all which show God's love!)

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  4. I like the story of Joseph...just when things seem to be really bad, God had a plan!!

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  5. Proverbs 3:5-6 is my favorite.

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    1. I had to look it up and then realized it was one I knew and one of my favourites too...

      Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

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  6. I'm actually not all that familiar with it, but I'd love to see this film!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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    1. Austin, you should definitely read some stories from the Old Testament. (You could check out the library if you don't have a Bible of your own.)

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  7. I'm a long time now and then follower of Sowing Dandelion Seeds, so this is not a criticism...but I just want you to be informed. A lot of Biblical scholars have serious issues with this movie.

    You may want to look at another perspective...not an antagonistic perspective from atheists out to disprove the Bible but one from an organization who's mission is to defend that inerrancy of scripture...
    http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2007/05/23/David-Rohls-Revised-Egyptian-Chronology-A-View-From-Palestine.aspx

    (Not the only review like that from sources I trust I've come across, but probably the most thorough.)

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    1. Gale, I'd probably have to read the article and watch the movie each a few more times to get a better grasp of the views... But, I still think the movie is good for promoting discussion and critical thinking -- whether you agree with the documentary's point of view or not. I'll have to look into it further myself -- thanks for the heads up!

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  8. I like Genesis because it's how it all started. I'd like to see this movie. Thank you for the chance :)

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    1. That is such a great verse:
      "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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    1. I hope you can learn more about the Old Testament (and the New Testament too!!!)

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  11. The story of Abraham. It shows gods true might. He lost so much.

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    1. Abraham had so many blessings too! God said to him: "I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed." Genesis 26:4

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  12. I think that my favorite Old Testament story is that of Joseph. The way that God protected him and brought him to power is amazing. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. I love the story of Joseph too. It reminds me of the verse "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

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  13. My favorite verse about faith is probably 1 Peter 1:7-- These have come so that your faith-- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

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  14. The Book of Numbers has some great stories ... the twelve scouts ... Joshua & Caleb stand out.

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    1. The story of Joshua and Caleb is amazing -- it's such a great example of standing up for what you believe!

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