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The Exodus Decoded August 26, 2006

Posted by Mitchell in Home, Science & Technology.
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I just watched a show on the History Channel about the book of Exodus from the Bible.  The guy who made the documentary sought to discover real archeological and geological evidence that supported all the claims made in the story of the Exodus of the Jews from ancient Egypt.  And I do mean ALL of them.  It’s two hours long and it was fascinating.  The guy makes a REAL strong case – I won’t reveal any of the details, set your DVR or whatever to record the next airing on 9/7 10:00 am.  Check out an extended description here: Exodus.

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1. Retired Geezer - August 29, 2006

Thanks for the heads-up. I emailed a bunch of friends.
This is what we have been studying in church this past month.
Last week the pastor showed a couple of slides that were ariel shots of where they think Moses and the people stopped with their back to the Red Sea. Looked like a huge beach, surrounded by mountains. Supposedly they found a chariot wheel under the water.

2. Enas Yorl - August 29, 2006

RG, I don’t want to give anything away, but there’s some real eye openers in this show, including that part of it.

3. Exodus Decoded - History Channel « Innocent Bystanders - September 7, 2006

[…] Last week I noticed that Enas Yorl had posted a review of a show he had seen on the History Channel. On the basis of his recommendation, I set the alarm and watched it this morning. It was fantastic. It answered most of the questions I had about the Biblical story of the 10 plagues (what’s up with the frogs?), the parting of the Red Sea and the location of Mount Sinai. Agnostics, Athiests and Believers should all find this entertaining. It is going to repeat in a few hours, 4pm Eastern. I’m not sure if it’s going to be shown after that. I’m going to buy the DVD. The story of the Exodus invokes an epic tale–Pharaohs and Israelites, plagues and miracles, splitting of the sea and drowning of an army, and Moses. It’s at the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After much research–working with archaeologists, Egyptologists, geologists, and theologians–filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici concluded that the Exodus took place hundreds of years earlier than thought. With a new timetable, Jacobovici reexamined artifacts and discovered that the traditional consensus on the date was reached without reference to Judaic texts that record the oral traditions. When Jacobovici consulted these texts, they revealed names of people and places unknown to researchers until recently when extensive excavations in the Nile Delta took place. Teaming up with special effects designers, he created a unique digital experience of the Exodus. Blending archaeological findings with eye-catching effects, Jacobovici creates a virtual museum to showcase his discoveries. […]

4. Retired Geezer - September 7, 2006

They sure laid out the evidence.
I like they way they went with the premise of the ‘wrong time’. Once you accepted that (for the sake of argument), all the facts seemed to fit.

5. drchrisheard - September 23, 2006

The Exodus Decoded is, frankly, a bunch of malarky. The time frames don’t fit. The details don’t fit. I have a multi-part extended review running on my own blog for anybody interested in the nitty-gritty details. Jacobovici gets his scenario to work only by sliding dates around willy-nilly and ignoring the actual details of the biblical and Egyptian texts, by abusing volcanology, and by selectively quoting from experts to make them sound like they support ideas that they actually reject in their writings.


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