Did MOSES write the Bible? Documentary exposes ‘truth’ about Exodus

Award-winning documentary-maker Tim Mahoney has spent the last 12 years searching for definitive proof that wrote the holy text.

Archeologists and historians have long concluded that the books of the Bible were written at different points in history and, in most cases, hundreds of years after the events they depict.

But Mr Mahoney believes they could be wrong.

He instead thinks it is possible that the Bible was written much earlier than previously thought and by someone whose journey it tells.

THE EXODUS: Tim Mahoney seeks to answer a number of key questions about the Bible (Pic: GETTY)

RED SEA: The story of Moses leading the Israelites to safety is one of the most well known (Pic: GETTY)

FILM: Tim Mahoney‘s documentary Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus is airing in the US (Pic: GETTY)

“Many mainstream scholars entirely dismissed this idea,” he told Breaking News Israel.

 “Most people encouraged me to avoid this. They thought it was too complicated and daunting a task.

“They suggested that the first books of the Bible were not written by Moses, but were written centuries later by a number of contributors who mixed fact with fiction to create an origin story for Israel.

“Therefore, they claimed that these biblical accounts are not historically reliable.”

In bid to prove his theory, Mr Mahoney investigated what kind of language was in use and thus spoken by Moses at the time of the Exodus.

Scholarly research indicates Proto-Sinaitic – an early form of Hebrew – was in usage, which led to Mr Mahoney suggesting an alternative timeline for the Israelites‘ escape from slavery.

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He explained: “To investigate the Exodus route, I would need to look at the geographical descriptions and identifications given in the text for the journey, because some these sites might still be locatable.

“But if Moses didn’t record this, and it was just a later invention, then what would be the point of searching for evidence of the route taken by the people of Israel?

“This investigation shows that this alphabet showed up in Egypt exactly when I believe Joseph was in Egypt.

“This early form of writing influenced the message of the Bible.”

Mr Mahoney’s documentary – Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus – is airing in 900 cinemas in the United States on Tuesday (March 19).

In the film, which was originally released in 2014, Mr Mahoney lays out the evidence he has found that could blow apart what has generally been accepted about the Bible.

He added: “I’ve always believed the Bible was true.

“We put great confidence in God helping us. When researchers started telling me that there is no evidence that these stories ever happened, that seed of doubt really bothered me. But you need to be honest about these negative voices.

“People will ask me if I am trying to prove the Bible. What I am doing is trying to affirm the Bible.

“I’ve been able to find that there is evidence that the researchers are not sharing, that they are interpreting in a specific way, and that they may even be doing so according to an anti-Bible bias they have. It is a doctrine of unbelief.”

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