Now, if we take a look at the archaeology and the history, the time period that does work is about 200 years later, so 1250 B. So, that’s the time period where I would want to put the exodus but that’s 200 years later than both what the Bible says and what Santorini originally was dated to.
So what, in effect, we’ve got, is the dating for the eruption of Santorini has been pushed back to, say 1628, while the dating for the exodus has been pushed down to 1250. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and the current director of the George Washintgon University Archaeological Institute.
I offer the following thoughts to those who watched it on the night of its release, and for those who plan to watch it in the future, perhaps on the History Channel or on DVD.
First I would like to state what I liked about the film and offer some positive comments.
God has an Accounting System for Time that is always used every time He dates something anywhere in Bible, and by that system, you get an absolute chronology from Adam through Christ. So there's this incredible divergence over the Exodus Date, and all of the divergence just ignores what Bible has to say. It's shocking, since a whole lot of time and effort has gone into trying to date the Exodus by Bible-lovers and Bible-haters, alike.
The scriptures are one written record, and, as it turns out, there is other evidence available, even for the Exodus, for those who aren't committed to rejecting it out of hand.
For a synopsis on how God's Accounting System works in BIBLE, click here for brainout #6a.
So you might want to read that first before reading this page. God Accounts the 1440BC date all the way back to Adam under His Accounting System, for God treats time like a balance sheet, principle of Dan-26; and, He tracks all the way forward to the present day with the same 490-year (non-intercalated) or 560-year (intercalated) benchmarks.
That focus was on the it happened), and that was correct.
More on this in a moment, but first some positive observations of the film.