Filmmaker makes journey of faith to prove reality of Exodus story as told in the Bible

A scene from the 2014 movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings" showing a wall of seawater about to swallow Ramses' army.(20th Century Fox Films)

The Old Testament of the Bible tells in the Book of Exodus how God's chosen people, the Israelites, escaped from slavery in Egypt and reached the Promised Land, Canaan.

For years, however, many sceptics have dismissed the Exodus story as a myth, citing the lack of archaeological evidence to support the events described in the Bible.

To examine the truth behind the story of the Israelites' escape from Egypt, filmmaker Tim Mahoney set out on a journey of faith. To his utter surprise, he found evidence that supports the Exodus story written in the Bible.

"What started out as a crisis of my own faith led to an incredible journey of discovery," Mahoney shared.

The filmmaker explained that archaeologists could not find historical evidence to support the Exodus story because they were looking at the wrong time period.

"The majority of the scholars today don't see evidence for the story of the Exodus in Egypt... "Most of the people who say there's no evidence [for the Exodus] are looking at a particular timeframe," Mahoney said.

"When they look at that time frame they don't see any evidence of the Exodus and so the case is closed. ... This is a situation where people haven't asked the right questions," he added.

The filmmaker recently released a documentary called "Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus" to sum up his findings.

In his documentary, Mahoney did not just examine the Exodus story. He also looked into Joseph's rule in Egypt and the Israelites' conquest of Canaan.

"I think it's very likely that these events happened," he said.

Mahoney said he is very encouraged by the support the documentary has been getting.

"Our dedicated team, who has worked tirelessly on 'Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus,' could not be more thrilled with the overwhelming support our film has received across the country," he said.