The Exodus Decoded

Posted by TacieJ on December 21, 2008 in critiques, historical, religion, TV summaries/critiques |

I just finished watching the Exodus Decoded, on the History Channel by James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici. I didn’t realize it was originally aired in 2006.  I thought it was a new program.  But since switching to Verizon from DirecTV (I loved DirecTV and will most likely go back at some point) I’ve lost the ability to know what the original air dates are of programs.  It’s one of my major complaints… but I digress.  I was going to write up my thoughts on Exodus Decoded, but a professor Dr. Chris Heard did it for me. I haven’t finished reading his take … it’s long … but here’s the link. http://www.heardworld.com/higgaion/?page_id=119 

He’s basic reason for doing this is sound. Simcha is a journalist, not a scholar.  He’s actually quite an accomplished film maker.  Chris is a scholar, not a journalist.  In presenting the show the way he did Simcha took liberties and stretched things where he needed to – a common activity for journalist.  Anyway.  I’m going to finish reading the blog and get a bit of biblical lesson along the way.  More later.

Oh, and what I thought was kind of interesting is Simcha’s rebuttal’s to Chris critiques.  I find it very interesting that Chris included Simcha’s comments on his blog and actually encouraged reads to go to the comments and read them.  It’s up to us the reader to decide who has the more persuasive argument.

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