A Search For Truth: Patterns of Evidence Review

It always fascinates me when people try to classify the Bible as a fascinating story book but not a history book. Unfortunately, this is a common line of thinking in our society today. What if there was archaeological evidence to prove the historical accuracy of the Exodus account? That was the question Tim Mahoney sought to answer in his documentary: Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus.

Biblical documentary presenting patterns of evidence in Exodus

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the DVD in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure for more information. 

Aristotle said that the mark of an educated man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it. Mahoney does an excellent job demonstrating this idea in his pursuit of truth. While interacting with many experts in their fields, Mahoney listens carefully to all of the evidence presented while not being swayed by the bias presented in the communication of the idea. Check out the trailer of Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus:

Chronology is key. Mahoney does a fascinating job piecing together the evidence in a way that supports the historical accuracy of the Bible. I love that Mahoney isn't afraid to ask the tough questions or present the ideas from experts that don't seem to support his premise.

About the author/filmmaker/producer

Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.

About the Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.

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I love having resources like this in my library. If you'd like to get a copy for yourself, enter the giveaway below to win. You can also use MK1 for $3 off the DVD price which retails for $19.95 when you purchase from Patterns of Evidence.

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  1. Jane Bjork on September 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you for your great review of our film. We appreciate it and glad you enjoyed it- along with some of your readers too hopefully!
    We wanted to let you know about our ‘Thinker Updates’ since you are a learning & reading enthusiast. They include fascinating research & finds with new evidence related to the Bible, plus more . We typically send them out once a week and then archive the blogs for reference & pleasure reading. You can sign up here to become a ‘Thinker’ http://patternsofevidence.com/blog/2016/01/01/sign-up-for-thinker-updates/ .
    Bless you!

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