I saw the film - Patterns of Evidence: Exodus - last night

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 20 2015 5:50 AM

http://www.patternsofevidence.com/en/story/

I saw this new film last night and enjoyed it.  Very few attended the screening but I was glad I did.

It primarily seemed to suggest (to me anyway) that Egyptians need to consider moving their historical timeline forward (afterall it impacts other timelines that have to leave a gap in them for accommodation now anyway!) then things line up in The Bible (which of course is true!).

I think it also suggested that historically too much is made of the wrong Pharaoh in a later time period as well.

What amazed me is how many Jews do not think The Exodus ever occurred and how many Egyptologists and Historians are stuck in what seems to be wrong thinking and/or dating.  I am skeptical of revisionists at times...but this film made sense and was presented fairly.

(I had to chuckle that one panelist on the filmed-panel-aftershow kept pushing his new unrelated book.)

The film itself is great but needed a better summation. 

A friend who went with me said they skipped over the location of the parting of the Red Sea and muted that whole section.  That was disappointing.

During the films brief intermission the screen flashed - At what point in the film did you say "Wow".

I enjoyed it but can honestly say there were not that many "wow" moments for me personally....a lot to ponder though.  They need to have the showings earlier.

Now as this is a Logos forum (aha...those of you scratching your heads...this is for you)

How would you use Logos, its timeline features, and some books to show that its quite possible Egyption historians have their timeline wrong?

I sit back and - respectfully - wait for your replies.

Please list your logos search strings and charts here....and be respectful of one another.
I am glad The Bible itself and even this film can be used to show its veracity.

Archaeology buffs and history buffs weigh in please.
Does the timeline need to be changed for The Exodus?

How does Logos 6.0 and its resources (specifically) address this issue?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 6:13 AM

JoshInRI:
How would you use Logos, its timeline features, and some books to show that its quite possible Egyption historians have their timeline wrong?

I'm not sure which historians you are referring to and what specifically they are saying but to explore the timeline question I would probably start with a topic guide and consult dictionaries etc from there

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 6:20 AM

Awesome Graham....you are helpful as usual and got me and us started...yay...Glory to God!
I am at work but wonder if Logos leans toward Middle Kingdom timing instead or dates The Exodus later.

I have to chuckle...as the debate rages on in actuality according to this film.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 6:40 AM

JoshInRI:
I am at work but wonder if Logos leans toward Middle Kingdom timing instead or dates The Exodus later.

I wouldn't expect Logos to "lean" either way but - based on resources available - show both options as per extract from the Timeline below

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 7:56 AM

count me impressed....though imho only one is right.

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Pam Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 8:37 AM

This resource makes a good case for the earlier date:

https://www.logos.com/product/5349/kingdom-of-priests-a-history-of-old-testament-israel-2nd-ed

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 10:20 AM

God bless you Pam.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 20 2015 3:08 PM

I read a book done by a scientist that had a terrific explanation for the natural sequence found in the plagues. Only an awesome God would be able to so neatly connect a series of events resulting in the devastation of Egypt. 

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Bayard Bastedo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 22 2015 5:44 AM

I'd like to recommend subscribing to the magazine Bible and Spade. It is a wonderful forum for professional archeologists to harmonize ancient evidence with the Bible. They've brought out a number of archeological insights that I haven't seen anywhere else -- speaking as a layman.

Bayard Bastedo

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 22 2015 6:59 AM

Thanks Josh

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 31 2015 2:57 PM

Thanks Bayard.

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