The Exodus Decoded
THE EXODUS DECODED is a documentary created by Jewish Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, in which new evidence in favor of the historicity of the Biblical Exodus is explored. It is partially narrated by film director James Cameron. Jacobovici suggests that...
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THE EXODUS DECODED is a documentary created by Jewish Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, in which new evidence in favor of the historicity of the Biblical Exodus is explored. It is partially narrated by film director James Cameron. Jacobovici suggests that the Exodus took place around 1500 BCE during the reign of pharaoh Ahmose I, and coincided with the eruption of Santorini that most scholars believe ended the Minoan civilization. In the documentary, the plagues that ravished Egypt in the Bible are explained as having resulted from that volcanic eruption, and a related collapse in the Nile river delta. While much of Jacobovici's archaeological evidence for the Exodus comes from Egypt, a surprising quantity comes from Mycenae, on mainland Greece.
The story of the Exodus invokes an epic tale - Pharaohs and Israelites, plagues and miracles, splitting of the sea and drowning of an army, and Moses. It's at the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After much research - working with archaeologists, Egyptologists, geologists, and theologians - filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici concluded that the Exodus took place hundreds of years earlier than thought. With a new timetable, Jacobovici reexamined artifacts and discovered that the traditional consensus on the date was reached without reference to Judaic texts that record the oral traditions. When Jacobovici consulted these texts, they revealed names of people and places unknown to researchers until recently when extensive excavations in the Nile Delta took place. Teaming up with special effects designers, he created a unique digital experience of the Exodus. Blending archaeological findings with eye-catching effects, Jacobovici creates a virtual museum to showcase his discoveries.
Simcha Jacobovici is a television producer, director and writer, and an archeologist. He hosted the television program The Naked Archeologist,nbsp;and was the author (with Charles Pellegrino) of The Jesus Family Tomb.nbsp; He divides his time betweennbsp;Ra'anana, Israel and Toronto, Canada.nbsp; His website is www.apltd.ca
Born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuasking, Ontario, James Cameron is the director and screenwriter of big-action, big-budget movies, such as The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), First Blood (1985), The Abyss (1989), and True Lies (1994). In 1998, his blockbuster Titanic won 11 Oscars. Cameron himself took home statues for best editing, best directing and best picture. Cameron began his fascination with movies at age seven after moving to Los Angeles from Canada. Known for his personal intensity and his technical wizardry, he frequently builds his own cameras. In 1993 he founded Digital Domain, a computer special effects company. Cameron has written Terminator 2: Judgment Day and James Cameron's Titanic, two books about making those successful films.