Something I do a whole lot of as a homeschool mom is research….books, curriculum, outside classes, field trip opportunities….you name it, and I’ve probably taken a good hard look at it for some reason or another. And very often when I’m doing this research, I come across new vendors and products that I’ve never heard of. That’s saying a lot! Being a member of the review team for the largest homeschooling magazine in the country, I am introduced to a LOT of crazy awesome stuff! But this one, I found on my own! I don’t even remember how I happened upon Exploration Films, but I’m so glad I did! They are a distribution company and online store of their parent company, Reel Productions, LLC.
“ExplorationFilms.com is where curious truths and uncommon minds meet. We offer discoveries, news and history all through documentaries that bring out the best in people. We believe that life is a wonderful discovery. We serve those who are willing to embrace life to the fullest, who are curious, risky and insightful. Most of all, people who love truth, true thinking, true ideas and true facts. Our stories are some of the most unique around. We are committed to continue searching the planet over to unveil the mystery of truth through powerful, quality story telling.”
Now doesn’t that sound worth checking out? I sure thought so! And one of the first things that I found on their website was a DVD with the title "The Search For The Real Mt. Sinai".
Needless to say, I was very intrigued. After reading further, I was thrilled to learn that someone had put together a documentary based on an actual, physical search for the real Mt. Sinai. Something that many of us simply rely on our faith to answer was being tested with the purpose of sharing with those who doubt the accuracy of much of God’s Word.
This has been a critical piece of the history of the Exodus story, and without the answer, many have felt that there was no evidence, and that the entire account was mere fiction…calling into question the very place that The Bible tells us Moses was when he received God’s Laws.
The two men behind the search were what some might call a mismatch. Bob Cornuke….a strong Christian, and investigator trained by the FBI. Larry Williams, a commodity trader, and a lover of all things archaeological. They forged an immediate, very easy bond, and together decided that the having the final answer to the age old question, “Did Mt. Sinai really exist?” was worth the physical risk they would take to discover the truth.
They made The Bible and some very old maps their guide in the search, believing that if they followed the clues set out in the Book of Exodus, they would find what they were looking for. Among others, the specific spot where they crossed through the Red Sea…the 70 palms and the 12 springs of Elam….the altar where they made the golden calf. They felt certain that if they pieced together the puzzle using God’s clues, that they would find the real Mt. Sinai.
Between those clues and the verse in Galatians 4:25a, “Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia”, Bob and Larry found their focus to be the Jabal Al Lawz mountain in Saudi Arabia. They were astounded at how many had discounted all of the evidence leading to this as the location of the real Mt. Sinai. However, this was just the beginning of a daring and exciting journey, full of twists and turns along the way!
I feel very fortunate that I chanced upon this company. Exploration Films has done a remarkable job of chronicling their pilgrimage, which I believe would make even the most skeptical of men stop and consider the evidence that these two gentlemen collected.
This may be my first experience with their high-quality products, but it is definitely not my last! "The Search For The Real Mt. Sinai" appealed to my whole family (well, all three of us…my husband, my nine year old daughter and myself…you know, there are so many of us…lol). In fact, I had to fight my husband off of the DVD when it arrived in the mail…he was ready to watch it that afternoon! And after watching the preview and seeing part of the search where Bob and Larry had to use night vision goggles to help them circumvent the guards of the mountain (that’s the ONLY hint I’m going to give you as to the danger of their mission! ), my daughter was all in! It was about the Bible, and had some intrigue and mystery….done deal.
No question…we give this one a “two thumbs up” rating!! You can purchase "The Search For the Real Mt. Sinai" DVD here for $22.95 (plus S & H). And while you’re at it, I’d definitely check out their other offerings! I know we will be!!
Until next time, dear readers……..