Has The Exodus Been Proved True? Has Mount Sinai Been Found? Has The Exodus Been “Decoded”

My old friend Simcha Jacobovici, the investigative journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker has teamed up with James Cameron, the award-winning director of Titanic, to a make a $3.5 million documentary that purports to prove the Exodus from Egypt actually happened. In the process, the two filmmakers also find what they believe is the true location of Mount Sinai.

The basic idea is that the Exodus happened earlier than scholars now accept, and that evidence to support this claim has in part been suppressed by the Government of Egypt.

The Exodus Decoded is showing now at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The last time I spoke with Simcha, I forgot to ask him for the US information – if it will be on the Discovery Channel like much of his other work, or if this is opening first in theaters. I have an email out to his assistant, an hope to have an answer later today.

Nu, GodolHador – maybe this is the emunah fix your skeptics (me included) have been looking for. Then again, maybe it will turn out to be another Bible code fiasco.

UPDATE: The American premiere is August 20, 8 PM (EDT), on the History Channel.

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2 responses to “Has The Exodus Been Proved True? Has Mount Sinai Been Found? Has The Exodus Been “Decoded”

  1. Yochanan Lavie

    Believing in Judaism without the Exodus is like believing in Christianity without belief in the Trinity and Virgin Birth, or in Islam without the Quran. As I have posted before, just because the Exodus might not have occured exactly as the torah is written, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen in some form. The torah is a book of scripture, but not a book of scientific historiography. Furthermore, (as stated previously) the ancient world despised slaves, and blamed the victims. Aristotle called them “human tools.” Every other nation created founding myths of great nobility (i.e., we are descended from the gods, etc.). It is psychologically implausible that Jews would choose cursed slaves as their mythological ancestors, unless there was a kernal of truth to it. Call me a funda-minimalist, but some things require faith. Or else, why bother belonging to a difficult, despised, and often corrupt religion?

  2. Felix

    Thanks, I’ll pass.

    The subject matter is interesting but I don’t enjoy his films. I’d rather have another root canal than sit through one of his “award winning documentaries”.

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