In this DVD, evidence is given to prove otherwise.
I have to say I liked how they edited it, with all those maps at the beginning. Well done that.
I found it poignant the reason it is so important to counter this skepticism. Some people will very much falter in their faith if they understand that lack of physical evidence. They might see it as God lying, or (as I would), experts not truly understanding the evidence in front of them, or the bible being wrong.
He brought up the problems with conventional theory about who was the pharoah of the time, and posited there were other options, for how to think about the Israelites and the time of the Exodus. Mentioning the difficulty in pinning down events to Egyptian chronology...when it is rather in flux as well.
I have to admit, the information presented was interesting. It wasn't highly compelling to me though. Many questions were raised for me and my hubby. They made the point that the tomb would be from Joseph because of the coat of many colours...the question is... was his coat of many colours? Was his coat colourful or was it just a coat of a rich man...one too long to useful for work (coming to the palm of the hand).
People interviewed came from various parts of the world. Looking at the various evidences. They started from before the exodus through to the conquest of Canaan. The variety in people interviewed was good.
I thought it an interesting movie. It provided some definitive options for proving the biblical account to be accurate with hard evidence. I found it intriguing to watch them put the pieces together.
I will be hanging on to this movie to watch with my 10 year old when he's a bit older (teenish) as a way to help him develop his critical thinking skills.
Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time: 119 minutes
Reviewed for: FlyBy Promotions
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