- Critics say the new movie "Exodus" has a "race problem"
- The race of the ancient Egyptians has been controversial for more than 200 years
- American slave owners insisted Egyptians were white; historians aren't so sure
Joel Baden is professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale University. Candida Moss is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. The opinions in this column belong to them.
(CNN)The new biblical epic from director Ridley Scott, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," has a race problem.