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Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location in Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal is a contributor for watchJerusalem.co.il.

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Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location in Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal is a contributor for watchJerusalem.co.il.

    More Archaeological Proof of King Hezekiah’s Kingdom

    More Archaeological Proof of King Hezekiah’s Kingdom

    Last week, archaeologists in Jerusalem showcased a recently discovered administration storage center from the time period of biblical king Hezekiah. On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal talks with archaeologist Christopher Eames about the significance of the discovery.
    Nagtegaal also discusses a recent study from Tel Aviv University that overturns the assumption that greater efficiency of the human brain accounts for its superior output when compared to animals.

    • 45 min
    The Reality of a Nuclear-Armed Iran

    The Reality of a Nuclear-Armed Iran

    For the past three weeks, several explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities have again raised the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. According to the New York Times, Israel was behind many of the attacks that may have set back Iran’s nuclear program.
    Nevertheless, in an unsettling interview with the Times of Israel, former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit said that it is only a matter of time before Iran attains a nuclear weapon.
    More troubling was the assertion from Shavit that Iran could be deterred from using the bomb by traditional means. In his view, it would be unlikely for Iran to use a nuclear weapon as it would mean the simultaneous destruction of Iran by a nuclear counter-attack.
    On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the recent attacks on Iran’s nuclear program and discusses why such “cold war” logic from Shavit does not apply to Iran.

    • 37 min
    Scotland and Wales: The ‘Lost’ Tribes of Simeon and Levi?

    Scotland and Wales: The ‘Lost’ Tribes of Simeon and Levi?

    In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively—one tribe prophesied to become a great nation, and the other, a company, or commonwealth, of nations. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr. Armstrong identified several other nations of western Europe, Scandinavia and the British Isles as descending from the ‘lost’ tribes of Israel. We have covered these nations one by one throughout this “Modern Identity of the 12 Tribes” podcast series.
    But the final two tribes of this series, Simeon and Levi, are somewhat different—these were prophesied to be “scattered” within Israel. On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for where these tribes went—including, in particular, a significant connection to Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.

    • 57 min
    The New Yorker’s Attempt to Topple King David

    The New Yorker’s Attempt to Topple King David

    As statues of eminent historical figures fall around the world, another effort is underway to “topple” the biblical “image” of David. Did the king exist? And if so, was he really ruler over a kingdom of any significance? That’s the premise of the recent New Yorker exposé by Ruth Margalit. Spoiler alert: The article concludes that there is little, if any, evidence—and even if David existed, he certainly didn’t rule a significant kingdom.
    The conclusion was not surprising from the New Yorker. What was surprising was that the article content was not about archaeology. In fact, the article was hardly about King David himself!
    On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the “evidence” presented against King David (or rather, the lack thereof) and the primary focus of the article: a fawning biography of the “generous, witty, courtly, overwhelmingly charming,” anti-David theorist Prof. Israel Finkelstein.

    • 52 min
    Obama’s Hatred for Israel Exposed in Second Planned UN Resolution

    Obama’s Hatred for Israel Exposed in Second Planned UN Resolution

    On December 23, 2016, the United States failed to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution that called Israel’s control of the Old City of Jerusalem illegal. The decision to let the anti-Israel resolution pass was largely seen as a parting shot against the state of Israel by the outgoing Obama administration.
    Reporting on the event at the time, we asked if President Obama was planning on pushing another anti-Israel resolution in his final weeks. While no resolution came forward, reporting this past week revealed for the first time that Obama was indeed preparing another anti-Israel resolution at the UN. It was withdrawn after Russian officials told the Obama administration that Moscow would not let it pass.
    On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal details the proof of President Obama’s plan at the UN as well as the deeper motivations behind his hatred for the State of Israel.

    • 38 min
    Norway: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Benjamin?

    Norway: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Benjamin?

    On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day Norway and Iceland with the “wolf” tribe of Benjamin.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

basilmuñoz ,

Dedicated Archaeology

The Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award Winner and host to WatchJerusalem Mr Brent Nagtegaal, is respected by important experts in and around the field of Jerusalem archaeology. And if you listen to the latest episode where he literally takes ambush along side a high ranking Israeli officer wile rockets are being shot over there heads, you must come to the conclusion, as I have, that not only should he and his team be given the benefit of the doubt, they should be respected as dedicated journalists!

Acting Skot ,

I really wanted to like it but...

The host walks into archaeology with an open Bible. It sounds like a good thing but it is not. The podcast is not at all objective. I’m not saying there’s no place for the Bible in archaeology but it is a tool, not a step by step instruction manual. Also, the host picks and chooses what evidence he wants to dwell on and disregards the rest. One more thing, I don’t want to read your article! You have a podcast, TELL ME what I need to hear.

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