A filmmaker is on a quest to find “the true location of Mount Sinai, where God presented the 10 Commandments to Moses, and first directed the Israelites to worship Him.”
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Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney has spent 20 years exploring the biblical Exodus, examining archaeology, history, and science to discern evidence for Old Testament claims surrounding Moses.
His latest movie, “Patterns of Evidence: Journey to Mount Sinai: Part II,” hits theaters May 15 and 17, and explores Mount Sinai, a biblical location central to Christians and Jews.
“This location was the place [where] God actually met Moses,” Mahoney told CBN’s Faithwire, noting it’s the location where God tells Moses to bring the Hebrews. “[God] chose this mountain for some reason and He asked Moses to bring the Israelites back to that mountain, and from there … this is the big saga of the Exodus.”
He continued, “So, Mount Sinai is where this and the small group of people who started out, as you know, 12 family clans became the 12 tribes of Israel.”
Over the years, the filmmaker has investigated Moses, the Red Sea, elements of the Exodus, and more. Mt. Sinai is the latest exploration — one he said is important due to the biblical activity that unfolded there. After all, it’s where God spoke to Moses and where he saw the burning bush — and it’s where Moses received the law from the Lord, among other notable happenings.
There’s been some mystery, though, over the location of Mount Sinai, with Mahoney noting there have been different mountains suggested as the original location.
“Christians throughout the centuries have been looking for biblical locations to get closer … to the events of the Bible and just to pray and to have a sense of God,” he said. “I think that’s why Jerusalem is so significant to so many of us as followers of Christ.”
Mahoney created a scorecard through which to rate different locations based on the attributes they would need to have in order to be considered the authentic location of Mount Sinai.
He said parts one and two of “Journey to Mount Sinai” are stand-alone movies but “work really well together” to help explore all the possible options.
What’s perhaps most interesting about Mahoney’s work is how his investigations lead him deeper into his faith and into the belief the Bible can be corroborated.
“When you think about … [there are] 66 books [in the Bible],” he said. “There’s such divine inspiration and interconnectivity that there’s no way over the course of … 1,500 years, that all of this was not supernaturally woven together,” Mahoney said.
He’s hoping “Journey to Mount Sinai: Part II” has a deep impact on people’s faith, as viewers explore yet another film he believes is “historical, archaeological, [and] very logical.”
“I’m hoping that, when people come to this movie, that they’re going to come away with the sense that our ultimate purpose for life and purpose for being created is to worship God,” Mahoney said.
Find out more about “Journey to Mount Sinai: Part II” and get tickets.
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