A lot of books make their way to my mailbox, so many that I don’t have time to read them all. But some look so interesting that I think they deserve a spotlight. I have not read Patterns of Evidence by Timothy P. Mahoney, but this one may be of interest to you. Take a moment to check it out.
Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney had one important question: Did the Exodus story as written in the Bible really happen? According to most scholars today, the answer is a resounding “no.” Many would say it’s just a myth, a fairy tale. Shaken by these opinions, Mahoney decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After identifying key details in the biblical text, he embarks on a 12-year journey across the globe, traveling to the very locations the biblical events are said to have happened to see firsthand whether there is evidence for the Exodus or not. After interviewing some of the world’s leading archaeologists, he comes to a profound question: What if the experts have been looking for evidence in the wrong time period? The result is one of the most revealing and in-depth investigations into the Exodus ever captured on film, one that allows you to come to your own conclusions about an amazing pattern of evidence and what it might mean for today. Includes valuable insights and additional interviews not seen in the film, giving the reader a chance to get know the scholars and their positions better. Filled with beautiful photography of Egypt and Israel, scenes from the biblical re-creations, maps, charts, and diagrams.
(Thanks to Rogers & Cowan for a copy of this book.)