Tim Mahoney's ground-breaking documentary "Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus," which examines evidence of the biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Aug. 4 through Capitol Christian Distribution.
Twelve years in the making, "Patterns of Evidence" explores the question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Mahoney strives to answer the question by chronicling an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt while corroborating the biblical text.
Consequently, the filmmaker and his team uncover evidence that call decades of archeological studies into question regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, their Exodus out of Egypt, and the conquest of the Promised Land.
"Patterns of Evidence" first premiered at dozens of film festivals where it received critical acclaim before opening during an exclusive Fathom event in nearly 600 sold-out theaters in January. Back by popular demand, "Patterns" reopened for an encore performance in select theaters the following week.
"What started out as a crises of my own faith led me on an incredible journey of discovery," said Mahoney in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "Through the success of the Fathom event and the demand for the U.S. home entertainment release, we are confident that 'Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus' will spark conversations from people around the globe who have an interest in history, culture or religion."
"Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus" is also available in a book that includes additional interviews not seen in the film. The companion book offers beautiful photography of Egypt and Israel as well as scenes from the biblical re-creations, maps, charts and diagrams.
Although many scholars and archelogists deny the validity of the Exodus story, "Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus" builds a case that sheds new light on the story.
"We are thrilled to partner with Thinking Man Films," said Greg Bays, executive vice president for Capitol Christian Distribution. "With the movie's previous success and the demand for the U.S. home entertainment release, we are confident that 'Patterns of Evidence' will have a tremendous impact and continue to spark conversations."
Watch the trailer for "Patterns of Evidence" below.