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Watch Jerusalem

Hosted by Brent Nagtegaal

The Watch Jerusalem weekly audio podcast brings you news, interviews, archaeology and the Bible from on location in the Holy City. Host Brent Nagtegaal gives you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal discusses archaeological evidence, old and new, that elucidates Biblical history and also looks at events in the Middle East from a Biblical perspective. Unlock the future with the Bible and the artifacts of the past every week on Watch Jerusalem.

Host Brent Nagtegaal is an archaeologist and WatchJerusalem.co.il contributor living in Jerusalem.

#55: The Ophel of Jerusalem

Aired Sunday, January 14, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   30 minutes

#54: Top biblical archaeology finds of 2017 and more!

Aired Sunday, December 31, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   31 minutes

#53: Israel’s Archaeological Elite Embrace the Spirit of UNESCO

Aired Sunday, December 24, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   37 minutes

#52: The World’s Preoccupation with Jerusalem

Aired Sunday, December 17, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   37 minutes

The aftermath of United States President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel highlights a preoccupation with the city that is unmatched by any other. Just why do so many people care about Jerusalem today? On today’s program, given from the Holy City, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the disgruntled nations following Mr. Trump’s decision in light of the role they will play in biblical prophecy.

#51: A Capital in Jerusalem—And Just How Ancient are the Biblical Writings?

Aired Sunday, December 10, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   34 minutes

It is a massive debate between the biblical minimalists and traditionalists. Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are those that claim it was written just when it says—the traditionalists; and on the other, there are the those who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later—the minimalists. Can we know?

On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames finishes his series examining that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the third division of the Hebrew Bible—the Writings. He also discusses the rationale and significance behind the recent landmark US acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

#50: Unprecedented: Israel Attacks Iranian Base in Syria

Aired Sunday, December 3, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   32 minutes

Events in the Middle East right now are increasingly defined by Iranian aggression and the collective response to that aggression. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at Israel’s attack on an Iranian base in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the disbanding of the Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, and the former Yemeni President Saleh’s decision to break from the Iranian-backed Houthis in terms of a collective response against Iran. He also shows how the Bible forecasts the end result in each arena.

#49: Just How Ancient are the Prophets?

Aired Sunday, November 26, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   31 minutes

It is a massive debate between the biblical minimalists and traditionalists. Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are those that claim it was written just when it says—the traditionalists; and on the other, there are the those who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later—the minimalists. Can we know? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames continues his series examining that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the second division of the Hebrew Bible—the Prophets.

#48: Saudis and Israelis Come Together, But Will There Be Peace?

Aired Sunday, November 19, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   31 minutes

A day before the 40th anniversary of Anwar Sadat’s fateful speech before the Knesset, host Brent Nagtegaal analyzes the growing Saudi-Israeli relationship in the context of a future peace deal. Will Israel have peace with the Saudis as they have it with the Egyptians?

#47: Europe's Prophesied Break From Iran

Aired Sunday, November 12, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   35 minutes

Saudi actions over the past two weeks indicate that the kingdom has had enough of Iran’s domination of the Middle East. Now, the Saudis are asking the rest of the world, are you with them or us? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, looks at whether this is the beginning of the prophesied break between Iran and the Europeans.

#46: Just How Ancient Is the Torah?

Aired Sunday, November 5, 2017   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   32 minutes

Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are the traditionalists who claim it was written just when it says; on the other, there are the minimalists, who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later. Can we know? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames examines that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the very first books of the Bible—the Torah. We also take a brief look at last week’s 100-year anniversaries of the miraculous Battle of Beersheba and the Balfour Declaration—and discuss their prophetic significance.

"The Antiquity of the Scriptures: The Torah" - watchjerusalem.co.il/2017/11/05/the…res-the-torah/