Filmmaker Tim Mahoney recently released a trailer for a new documentary that ought to be of great interest to Bible-believing Christians and skeptics alike. The movie, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, answers the question: Did Moses really write the first five books of the Bible? The trailer can be viewed at the Fathom Events website.
Mahoney’s popular 2015 documentary Patterns of Evidence: Exodus discussed the historical evidence for the Exodus and received very positive reviews by several creation ministries, including ICR.1,2,3 As we noted in our 2015 online discussion of the original Patterns of Evidence movie:
Mahoney’s second documentary addresses the claim by secular academics that Moses couldn’t possibly have been the original author or editor of the first five books of the Bible—the Torah. Liberal Bible critics routinely claim that the Pentateuch was written centuries after the time of Moses, casting doubts on the reliability of the eyewitness record. Worse yet, this claim implies that the Lord Jesus Himself was in error when He affirmed the Mosaic authorship of those books (Matthew 8:4, Matthew 19:8, Mark 1:44, Mark 7:10, Mark 10:3-6, Mark 12:26, Luke 5:14, Luke 20:37, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44, John 5:46, John 7:19, and John 7:23).
Conservative scholars have already soundly refuted these claims,4 but it will be interesting to see what additional arguments Mahoney has marshaled. Since ICR staff members haven’t yet seen the movie, we can’t officially endorse it, but if it’s anything like Mahoney’s first movie, it ought to be spectacular.
Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy is scheduled for a limited release at select theaters March 14, 16, and 19. The documentary includes a panel discussion hosted by Todd Starnes of Fox News.
1. Hebert, J. 2015. Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. Creation Science Update. Posted on ICR.org January 26, 2016, accessed February 20, 2019.
2. Bates, G. 2015. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. A review. Posted on creation.com January 15, 2015, accessed January 20, 2015.
3. Mitchell, E. 2015. Movie Review: Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus. Posted on answersingenesis January 17, 2015, accessed January 20, 2015.
4. Cooper, B. 2013. The Authenticity of the Book of Genesis. Portsmouth, UK: Creation Science Movement.
Dr. Hebert is Research Associate at the Institute for Creation Research and earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas.