If I wasn't a pastor and could be something else I would be an archaeologist in Israel and Egypt. I've especially studied the archaeology of the biblical Exodus event. Finally, we have a dvd that puts this stuff together in a coherent and compelling presentation.
I'll show the award-winning documentary "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus," at Redeemer on Sunday night, Nov. 1, 6 PM.
It features many of the greatest Middle Eastern scholars and archaeologists.
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible. In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible’s account. This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world. The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.
Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the question, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.
The event is free - but I will take a love offering for anyone who wants to give to support Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries.