Evidencing Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch takes filmmaker Timothy Mahoney on a journey connecting God’s creation of the alphabet to His design to spread His Word.
In making “Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy,” in theaters March 14, 16 and 19 only, Mahoney goes beyond his intended premise of discovering Moses authorship of the first five books of the Bible.
Unexpected in his research, Mahoney told Baptist Press, was unearthing the importance of the alphabet to God’s relationship with humanity. He referenced John 1, where God describes Himself as the Word.
“I think that in order for us to understand who God is, we have to know His Word, and God is saying that ‘I am My Word,'” Mahoney said. “And words are made up of letters. And then what does it say (in John 1)? The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Mahoney discovered “overwhelming evidence that the world’s first alphabet,” which he believes was given by God to the early Israelites, was used by Moses to author the first books of the Bible.
Non-evangelical scholars question Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch or Torah, purporting that he didn’t have the ability to write the books in Hebrew, that the events predate by centuries alphabetic writing, and that the Pentateuch was written years later by multiple authors, Mahoney said. The film seeks evidence such mainstream scholars are missing, and seeks to dispel growing assertions that would reduce the books to folklore.
“We’re basically showing that the connection between Moses’ authorship [and the Pentateuch] is the ability for Moses to have written,” Mahoney told BP. “This film connects this first writing system of these Proto-Sinaitic letters that were found. It builds a case that the history of the Israelites matches the history of this alphabet.
“The form of writing that became eventually Hebrew, I believe, points back to the Israelites and their ability to write.”
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Source: Baptist Press