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 with 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 willful 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!)