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.
An Ancient Judean Toilet Seat—and Proof of Nehemiah’s Wall
In the first half of today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the effort the Associated Press went to in order to blot out any connection of the discovery to the Bible. Then, using an example of a recent article about Persian period Jerusalem, Nagtegaal talks about the ease with which archaeologists themselves can dismiss discoveries that provide corroboratory evidence for the Bible.
Debating King David
An interview with Prof. Yosef Garfinkel
Iran’s Role in the Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how Iran has backed the Taliban for years as it pushed for the fall of the Afghan government and the surrender of United States forces.
The Eliakim Bulla From Tel Lachish
And evidence of Amos’s earthquake discovered in Jerusalem
Domesticated Pigs, City Walls and the Real Reason Jerusalem Wasn’t Conquered by Sennacherib
JERUSALEM – Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered remains of the eastern wall of the ancient city from 2,700 years ago. From the same period, they also uncovered remains of a domesticated pig, ready to be carved up for a non-kosher meal.In today’s program, archaeologist Brent Nagtegaal discusses the parallels between these Jerusalem discoveries and the Bible. He also speaks about his recent experience volunteering on the excavation of Khirbet el-Ra’i.
Prof. Yosef Garfinkel and the Discovery of the Jerubbaal (Gideon) Inscription
For the first time in history, archaeologists excavating in southern Israel have uncovered an inscription bearing the name of a biblical period judge. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal visits the excavation site of Khirbet Al-Ra’i to talk with leader archaeologist Dr. Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University about the discovery.
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!
Trump in the Bible?
Did Brent just say the Bible predicts Trump will remain in the presidency? I hope you are right because if not that means you are spreading false prophecy. That would be very serious for such a respected reported.
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.