Synopsis: Is it true that Moses penned the first five books of the Bible? Many mainstream academics disagree! However, the Bible says YES! In his latest documentary, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, award-winning director Timothy Mahoney (Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus) brings fresh evidence to light.
Mahoney’s research reveals that Egypt was the birthplace of the world’s first alphabet. Was this alphabet invented by the Israelites in time for Moses to write the Bible?
Movie Review : The Moses Controversy
Several interviews with experts define the subject and standards for judging the validity of evidence throughout the film’s sluggish first half. Personal stories and recaps take up a large portion of the two-hour run time, which clashes with the production’s investigative documentary nature.
The extremely directed search and interpretation of evidence, though intriguing and with multiple aesthetically attractive re-enactments, takes the thrill out of studying the dispute, and the basic theory is never truly challenged.
As the inquiry draws to a close, some interpretations are taken liberties with and extremely significant jumps are made in order to stay true to the storey. There’s a strong sense that no expert interviews, evidence analysed, or locations visited would have changed the film’s conclusion.
The audience will find it intriguing to watch Mahoney piece together a pattern, and his results are rather amazing. He unearths new knowledge that others have overlooked. The film has clean material, and though small children may find it challenging to navigate. The documentary is most informative for children aged 8 and above, as well as people who enjoy history and archaeology, as well as those who are interested in the Holy Bible.