Tim Mahoney is the maker of “Patterns of Evidence.” He has explored Israel and the Middle East looking for evidences that support biblical stories.
Patterns of Evidence
Tim claims to have just discovered a “pattern” of physical evidence that supports the biblical narratives, which has bolstered his confidence.
Shown in theaters on May 15 and 17 is Patterns of Evidence: Journey to Mt. Sinai, Part II. It will examine the various hypotheses for the biblical mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Tim previously released his first “Patterns of Evidence” documentary in 2015 and is set to release his next one in May.
Tim is the creator of Thinking Man Films. The name is taken from his desire for the church: for them to reflect deeply and “think” about their faith.
He has produced six Patterns of Evidence movies. The scriptural, geographic, and archaeological evidence supporting the accounts of the biblical Israelites have all been studied. Tim traveled there to produce movies.
Archeology Supports Biblical Stories
“Our kids are being told that none of this is true when they go off to college or wherever,” he told Christian Headlines.
Tim, however, asserts that the data backs up the biblical story.
“We found that whole pattern of evidence for the story of the Exodus with the Israelites coming to Egypt, Joseph, the plagues, all that—it just basically made me more bold. And I think that’s what these films do is they give you confidence.”
In his documentaries, Tim speaks with scholars from many backgrounds, including those who doubt the authority of Scripture: “What I found out is they have their stock answer. But if you ask the second and third question, you start to see that those answers aren’t very good.”
Why These Films are Important
“A lot of people can’t go to the Middle East, but I can take you there through these films,” he said. “And I can show you the evidence, and I can give you different options to consider. If you don’t believe [the Bible] at all, just come along and just look at what we’ve seen. … I meet people who grew up in Christian homes and have decided that they don’t believe because of the way the evidence is. And I’ve challenged that and I’ve said, ‘Well, wait a minute, there is a pattern here.’”
“That’s why these films are important for your family,” he added. “That’s why they’re important for you.”
“I went to Saudi Arabia — I got permission for a group, a small group. We went to this location, which was a very, very politically hot to go into,” he said. “… [But] when we got there, we were no longer [welcome] — it wasn’t a good thing. They didn’t want us there,” he concluded.
Make sure to tune in to Journey to Mt. Sinai, Part II.
Header image: Camels in the dessert [Pexels]. Website, 29 February 2016, https://www.pexels.com/photo/desert-caravan-dune-ride-53537/
Reference: Christian Headlines