The Exodus Decoded

The Exodus Decoded

Streaming Video - 2015
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The Exodus. The very word invokes an epic tale of Pharaohs and Israelites, plagues and miracles, the splitting of the sea, the drowning of an army, Moses and revelation. The story is at the very heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. After six years of research, working with archeologists, Egyptologists, geologists and theologians, Simcha Jacobovici came to the groundbreaking conclusion that the Exodus took place hundreds of years earlier than previously thought. With this new timetable in hand, Jacobovici and his colleagues re-examined long ignored archeological artifacts and uncovered the truth about the Exodus and the Egyptian dynasty that ruled at the time.
Publisher: [United States] : Syndicado : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 90 min.)) : sd., col

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Nursebob
Mar 20, 2019

Whenever a journalist cites the bible as an authoritative text on anything other than Christianity I immediately see a red flag. Such is the case with Exodus Decoded, in fact the bible is pretty well the only document consistently quoted. This is not a documentary as much as it is an infomercial meant to expound Jacobovici’s own personal beliefs with a lot of technical-sounding doublespeak and flashy CGI effects thrown in as ploys to discourage critical thinking. He manipulates everything from historical timelines and geography to scientific facts in order to make his claim that the exodus from Egypt occurred exactly as stated in the Old Testament. The barest shred of circumstantial evidence is given great prominence while alternate interpretations are glossed over or ignored entirely. Jacobovici approaches archeological research in the same way a Creationist approaches evolutionary science.....selectively and with extreme bias. He finally ends his monologue by suggesting that, just maybe, God played a role in the proceedings after all. I guess he feels that is all the explanation we really need.

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alex59
Dec 07, 2014

Like the way disparate elements are connected together to make their case. Good bit of research and well-presented. I definitely recommend it.

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