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Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy is a movie starring Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron, William G. Dever, and Manis Friedman. A filmmaker searches for scientific evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.

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Patterns of Evidence: Moses Controversy
Running Time
2 hours 20 minutes
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Timothy Mahoney, Tim Mahoney
Timothy Mahoney, Steven Law, Tim Mahoney
Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron, William G. Dever, Manis Friedman, Duane Garrett
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A filmmaker searches for scientific evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.

Comments about documentary «Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy» (26)

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The names of the witnesses are notable, but the people they were testifying against are not. If you have an interest in the biblical story, you may be interested in seeing this movie, which has a great deal of detail on the court case. In addition, the film contains historical facts that are not in the standard story of Moses and his actions. (For example, the issue of the land was not a major issue of contention. This movie's source is the Israeli newspaper, Ha'aretz.) On the other hand, the movie focuses on a major issue in the Bible: slavery. There are many historical facts about slavery in the Bible, and they are presented in an accurate and credible manner. (For example, the Bible tells of the covenant of works, the fact that Moses and Aaron were slaves, and the fact that the people had to pay a penalty to get their freedom. There are many other facts that are documented in this movie.) It is a very good movie, and it is definitely worth seeing.

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A nice documentary on the subject of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. This documentary mainly focuses on the original documentations of the murder of the 3 boys and a number of other incidents which were also investigated. The documentary is mainly made up of a series of interviews with those involved in the investigation of the deaths and those who were close to them. There is also a section on the history of the crime and it includes some extra footage of the incident and the documentary in general. The film has a good pace and is nicely edited. It is also very well made. There are some quite dramatic parts to the film which I found a bit depressing and therefore I had a hard time watching it. Overall, it was well worth watching.

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Richard Spencer

Here's a little known, well-known conspiracy in the US that we rarely hear about, but is just as important to the history of the world as anything else. "In recent years the UN's International Criminal Court (ICC) has been trying to convict the accused for crimes against humanity in some of the worst crimes in history: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide." The BBC has a good summary of the trial, in which the accused were convicted on the basis of documents found by the ICC during the course of the investigation. The BBC then quotes from the ICT in their article, as well as from the New York Times. The latter article, for those who have never read it, is fairly informative. The latter piece also gives a fairly detailed rundown of the trial, as well as a lengthy list of the accused. A summary of the ICT trial is available at Wikipedia.

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Ronald M.

This documentary is very well done. It is not without its flaws, however. It takes a while to get into the details, but it does not get boring. It is an interesting look at the history of the rabbis in Israel. Some of the details of the rabbis' lives are not very accurate. Most of the issues are poorly represented, including some questionable claims about the relationship between Abraham and Isaac. The documentary does show some of the poor treatment that some of the rabbis got from the local population. It is a very good movie, and well worth watching. It will make you think about the history of the rabbis in Israel. It is not a movie that is strictly factual. It is also not a movie that is objective.

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Cynthia Tucker

I enjoyed this documentary and I think it is one of the best I've seen on the subject. The director did a great job of framing and linking all of the stories and providing lots of resources. Unfortunately, the documentary didn't really focus on the actual incidents in which this film was based on, and some of the stories were rather boring. But I was pretty excited to see what the future of the Moses Controversy will be. The topic of this film is still a bit controversial and even a few people in the audience left the theater, and this is no surprise. But there is still a great amount of information out there for anyone interested in this topic. If you are a fan of the film and are a student of the history of the civil rights movement, you should definitely check this out.

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Richard Elliott

It is not a documentary nor a film, but a series of interviews with numerous individuals involved in the Moses controversy. This film begins with an overview of the creationism movement and ends with the resignation of Richard Leakey and the end of the battle against evolution in public schools. The film focuses primarily on Leakey, but also includes interviews with some of the scientists who were involved in the battle and the families of those who were affected by the conflict. Some of the individuals interviewed are famous people, and the film gives them the opportunity to reflect on their own involvement in the controversy. The film is very informative and not a complete record of the events. However, this documentary does not go into details of the origins of the conflict, but does provide a more complete picture of the history of the conflict than I have been able to find in other documentary work. This film is well worth seeing and I would recommend it.

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Helen C.

While I agree with the notion that the current crop of 'scientists' are not necessarily the best of all time, the documentary does a great job of explaining the history of the myth, why it is still alive and why it has affected people's lives in the 21st century. There is a great deal of good material here that should make it a must-see for any person interested in the evolution of the theory of evolution, the theories of evolution and religion, and why they are held by people in very different parts of the world. It is definitely worth the watch, especially for those interested in the science and history of evolution and religious beliefs.

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Shirley Chen

This is a film that should be on your watch list, and it certainly isn't an easy watch. The first 20 minutes are very slow, and I didn't care about what was going on. Then, a long documentary about how Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust and how they have been resettled in America after the war. A group of them went to see the movie "The Promise," and one of the Jews is shown to be very skeptical of the documentary. He was annoyed that they were talking about his ancestors being murdered by the Nazis. I have to admit that this documentary is probably the most interesting thing that I have seen on this subject, and I'm glad that I decided to see it. Unfortunately, it's not a documentary that I would recommend to anyone, even if they have never heard of the subject. The documentary is very educational, but I just felt that it dragged a bit at times. I was surprised that it was still there at the end, and I was curious to see how it ended. The last 20 minutes were also interesting, but I wasn't particularly thrilled with the ending. The fact that they still are talking about his ancestors being murdered by the Nazis was definitely interesting to me, and I'm glad that I saw it. I would have liked to have seen more information about the Nazis and what they were doing in the Jewish community, but overall, I liked it. I just felt like it was kind of long, and that the documentary was kind of slow, but not too slow. If you decide to see it, I would suggest going into it with an open mind. I think it would be a good idea to watch it at least once.

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As a former lawyer and former lawyer's assistant I saw this film because of an article in a local newspaper. I had seen the film and was not disappointed. This film is an excellent example of the type of investigation that goes on and is not talked about. I will go into detail about the evidence in the film. I will not go into detail about the evidence in the newspaper article, but there are many interesting parts of the film that are very hard to ignore. If you have not seen this film, you should. It is a very good example of an excellent film. I think that everyone involved in this film should be congratulated. I would not recommend this film to anyone who does not know the history of the facts of this case. I believe that anyone who has not seen this film should go to the library and read the evidence in the newspaper article. This film is a great demonstration of the quality of research that goes on in the justice system.

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Kenneth E.

I have to admit that I didn't know much about the historical controversy surrounding the Moses legend and the miracle it produced. And I'm glad I didn't because I found out that there was a lot more to it than I first expected. Not only does the film deal with the critical issues involved with the miraculous and unbelievable events surrounding the Exodus, but it also deals with the interrelationship of religion, history, and science, and examines some of the most pertinent questions that have been raised by the controversy. I don't think it's possible to discuss the film without mentioning its star, Kevin Spacey, who is particularly strong as the film's director, Brian De Palma. He has directed many of the finest films of the 20th century, and this is no exception. The film tells the story of the two main characters: Moses and his son, Joseph. Moses is a respected priest, who manages to accomplish many miracles, such as feeding his community and curing sick people, and the film reveals that his belief system is based on what the Bible says. He believes that God made the world in six days, and that everything that happened in the world has happened in 6 days. However, he doesn't believe that God can cause a single person to do anything that is impossible to do. In the movie, his son Joseph is brought up in a devout Jewish family, where his beliefs are not questioned, and they believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible. One day, Joseph goes to a strange village that he believes was under the Pharaoh's control, and Joseph's new found beliefs about the world and God are not questioned by the villagers. Soon, he finds out that God is real, and he's changed his beliefs, but he hasn't changed his religion. The movie is fascinating, and the director succeeds in showing the viewer both sides of the story. The movie is filled with amazing images and excellent production design, which was a joy to watch. The film has two very different endings, which are both fascinating. There are many problems with the movie, and it's not perfect. The characters are one dimensional and the story is very convoluted. But the story is fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.

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Moses Controversy is a documentary that shows that many Americans were against slavery, which made them more of a racist society, instead of a Christian society. The documentary was first released in 2006. The film covers the debates about slavery and was even banned by the PBS. However, it was banned after a few days because of the possible effects on children. It is not very clear if this film was censored due to the way it is made or what. I liked the film and I believe it should be released on DVD. It is a good documentary and shows a good point of view about slavery in the United States. However, there are some flaws in the documentary. The film is more about the argument, rather than the actual argument. However, the documentary is still interesting. This is because of the arguments that are presented and it is great to see how people felt about slavery. My vote is seven. Title (Brazil): "Aseu Açuta Negro" ("The Negro's Rights")

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Michelle Walker

This documentary was the best documentary I have ever seen. It was very well done and I recommend it to anyone who likes to learn more about the case of Moses Controversy. I have never been to the area that the documentary was filmed and it is a great film to see. It is well worth the money and time you will spend watching it. I will be buying the DVD so I can show it to my friends and family.

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I'm going to start off by saying I don't like the word "debate" being used in this context. Debates are when two sides of the argument come together and argue. This is not a debate. It's when two people come together and say they agree with each other. And this movie is a documentary and it focuses on what happened at the trial and the trial itself. The movie is excellent, but it also does a great job of showing how certain things were ignored and how they were "discredited" as not being true. I think this movie is incredible and it is very interesting and I highly recommend it.

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Wayne W.

I thought this documentary was an excellent example of how political issues are framed to create a desired public image. I thought it was important to present a counter-explanation that the viewers could draw their own conclusions on. I thought it was well done. The only thing that seemed wrong was the fact that the footage of the crime scenes was not reenacted, as was the case with many documentaries. It seems like they had to cut it out. I think that's a shame. There are many other documentaries that are similar, but I think this is one of the better ones. There are many excellent documentaries that have been done on this topic. I recommend it to anyone interested in this issue.

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Deborah Martin

The film "Moses Controversy" takes a closer look at the case of the 19 kids from a Jewish orphanage in Jerusalem whose parents were killed by the Nazis during World War II. These kids were sent to the orphanage and their stories are examined. The main issue raised is the age difference between the parents. One of the boys is 12 and the other one is 11. While there is no evidence of sexual abuse by the parents, the boys who were sent to the orphanage were found to be sexually active. It was later found that the boys were being abused by a Jewish priest in the orphanage. The case has led to the raising of questions as to whether the case should have been closed. The film does not present the testimony of the original defense lawyers, but rather tells the story from the point of view of the defense lawyers who did not believe the prosecution's case. In doing so, it asks what we would think of the case if we were the prosecutor and there were any other defense attorneys who were present. Overall, the film shows the arguments that were presented in the case. The film is very well done, making you interested in the subject matter and at the same time give you some additional information. It was interesting to see the lawyers' point of view and to see how their actions affected the case. The film is well worth seeing and it will give you some insight into the case. I give this film an 8 out of 10.

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I don't know how to rate this movie. I've seen it twice and was left with no doubt that the filmmakers did a good job of getting the facts out there. The controversy itself is irrelevant because the science behind the problem is what really matters. I understand that many people are not going to like the movie and the whole thing is sensationalized. I agree. But if you look past the sensationalism you find an informative, and fascinating look at the problem. There is no glossing over of the reality of climate change. The truth hurts. It is terrible that man is causing this problem. We are doing it anyway. We will continue to do it if we continue doing it, because of the demand. The reality of the situation is that we have enough fossil fuels to continue doing it, and we will continue doing it, and we have to stop. We must stop because of our responsibility to the future of our children and the future of the planet. We have to stop. And we must stop now. And the story is about people like David vs. Goliath. The producers are well aware that it is going to be controversial, and they are making a movie that will allow us to see the truth and not be shamed into believing the myth. They did a good job of showing us the reality of the situation. I would like to see a movie like this again. I am happy that it is being made.

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Phillip Bennett

I saw this film at the Sundance Film Festival, and it was excellent! It had a very solid story, interesting facts, and was not preachy. I think it did a very good job of getting the facts and presenting them in a way that didn't alienate anyone. It was also very well acted, as you can tell from the comments and reviews I've read. I was very impressed with the director's willingness to go to great lengths to provide all of the facts on the topic. I would recommend this film to any viewer looking for a good documentary film.

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In this very insightful documentary, several of the most important players in the biblical story are brought together to discuss their views of the origins of the Exodus and other important biblical stories. The best moments come when a biblical scholar is interviewed about the errors in the biblical account of Moses' exodus. The most fascinating parts come when two biblical scholars discuss the potential evolutionary origin of some of the characters in the biblical story. The two scholars are Richard L. Carrier and Peter M. J. Rowe.

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Jessica Harvey

There is a lot of misinformation on this subject and this film is one of the best I've seen so far. This film is very good because it tells the story with facts and you can see the film for yourself. I'm not a religious person, but I am a professional researcher and that was the main focus of this documentary. It also shows you how much faith there is in the Bible. There are people who believe that because of this story it can cure any illness. I'm not sure why people would believe that. If you're looking for a great film, this is it. I give it an 8/10. I hope people watch it, it's very important.

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Alexander J.

This documentary was a good attempt by the Discovery Channel to refute the "Moses controversy" and show the correct historical facts. They presented it in a very open and straightforward manner. I also liked the fact that they included different stories, to really show how much they were influenced by the television show. The fact that the documentary is based on a man's life story is a little strange, as the Moses controversy is about the Bible and the other religions. I think this documentary would have been better if they had presented it as a documentary about the biblical story, and not based on an individual's life story. The documentary was overall entertaining, though I would have preferred it to have been a little more detailed. The documentary could have been better by adding a few more facts. I think the main problem with the documentary is that it gives the impression that the documentary is about the Bible, when it really is about other religions and their beliefs. I do think the documentary could have been better if they had added some new facts, in order to make the documentary more balanced, and not just a summary of the Bible, and the Bible vs. other religions, but a balanced documentary on all religions. Overall, the documentary was very entertaining, and would be a good choice for family viewing.

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Jeffrey G.

I was really surprised with this documentary. I did not know much about the story of Moses, the Hebrew religion, or the controversy surrounding it. I also wasn't familiar with the name of the film's subject. I was blown away by the honesty of the documentary, especially with regard to the subjects. It is a documentary, after all, and there were several moments that caused me to raise an eyebrow or two. This is no doubt due to the fact that the subjects are Jewish and of Jewish faith. However, I think that the subject matter is extremely relevant. I am an American of Jewish faith, and I am somewhat religious. I am very interested in the subject of religious faith in general, and I am also fascinated by the stories surrounding this topic. I think that the subjects of this documentary should have been proud of their beliefs and dedication to their religion. I thought that the subjects were very respectful with their interviews. The conversation between the subjects was sincere and professional. The documentary was very entertaining and refreshing, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in religious faith or Judaism. It is a must-see.

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Carol Mitchell

The film is not just about the Exodus, but the controversies that surrounded it. I saw this film as a kid, and it was a movie that I would love to see again. As an adult, I was able to see the movie again, and see it in a new light. I am so glad that I saw it. I think it is an important film for all people to see. The film does a great job of showing the good, and the bad, of the Exodus. It does a great job of showing the good and the bad of the Book of Exodus. I think it is an important film to see, and it should be seen by all people.

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Christina Williams

The movie was great. I was looking for something a little different to see. I was not disappointed. It was not boring at all. I liked the fact that the movie had the facts right. I think it was very important to show that there was a time when Jews were not allowed to practice their religion. It was not just a matter of "my religion is not allowed". It was the people's religion and the government's religion. This movie was very well done. I recommend it to everyone. It is very important to show the facts. I think this movie is very important. I will be watching it again.

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Christina Gomez

I don't know what to say about this movie. It is really interesting, I have never seen a documentary like it before, and even though I was pretty sick for the entire two and a half hours I still liked it. I found it almost to be factual and, in that aspect, I am pleased. However, in many ways it seems like a comedy. In fact, it seems like it is really a comedy. This is the sort of thing I can't imagine anyone watching this documentary. It is almost like the director is poking fun at the story. But I have to say, the message of the film is pretty powerful, and it does a good job of making you understand what the controversy really was. What was the big controversy? What was the big sin? There was much controversy about black slaves owning their freedom. Why did the civil rights movement want to protect these people? Why did they do that? And what did they gain from the civil rights movement? So I think this film does a good job of showing the results of the civil rights movement and how that may have had a negative effect on the African Americans who had a lot of freedom. I think the acting of all the actors was very good, especially I think that of the kid. He is very convincing and he was very, very convincing in this role. If you are looking for a documentary, I think you might be interested in this one. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Jacqueline B.

If you have a tendency to see patterns in stories, then you might find this movie interesting. I think the movie is a good example of how a documentary can be made without being biased and how you can get to know other people who are not directly involved in the story. The movie does a good job at creating a mood and a look to the film. There are many great performances and I was impressed with the first interview with Alan Arkin (Steve Jobs) who is a great character actor and he was very interesting to watch. As far as the rest of the movie goes, I felt it could have been a little better. I felt that some of the details didn't add up and the plot at times was not very consistent. The movie is good, but if you like documentaries and you like the style of Bill Moyers then I recommend you see this movie. I was surprised that I like the movie because I had no idea that it was based on a true story and I just watched the movie as a tourist.

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Jack C.

This documentary was really a very interesting look at the history of the Moses Controversy. It was quite interesting to see how the first negative comments about this movie came from people who actually knew nothing about the controversy. The movie gave them an opportunity to see what the actual "facts" were and then showed them their ignorance. I found the movie interesting because the movie was based on the actual documents from the time period in which the movie was set. The movie also showed the lack of progress on the issues as well as the lack of understanding about the matter. I also enjoyed the documentary because it showed the facts, but didn't explain them. This made it much easier for the viewer to understand what the information was actually saying. I also appreciated the fact that the film was more about the actual history of the topic rather than a series of ridiculous opinions of people. The movie was also interesting because it was a look into a subject that is currently controversial and very important. I also liked the documentary because it showed people that had the actual knowledge of the controversy and had an opportunity to look at their ignorance and their reactions to the facts. Overall, I enjoyed this documentary and thought that it was very interesting and useful. I thought that the movie was very well-done and informative.