Watch Jerusalem

Hosted by Brent Nagtegaal

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

#197: Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries of 2021

Aired Sunday, January 2, 2022   ·   10:06 AM CST   ·   41 minutes

While COVID-19 may be slowing down the world, it isn’t slowing down biblical archaeology! Here are our picks for the top 10 discoveries in ascending order of significance.

#196: Unearthing David’s City and Defending Dr. Eilat Mazar

Aired Sunday, December 26, 2021   ·   10:07 AM CST   ·   47 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal addresses many of journalist Andrew Lawler’s claims, defending the scientific integrity of Dr. Mazar’s work.

#195: An Ancient Judean Toilet Seat—and Proof of Nehemiah’s Wall

Aired Thursday, October 28, 2021   ·   09:38 AM CDT   ·   51 minutes

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.

#194: Debating King David

Aired Sunday, October 10, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   39 minutes

An interview with Prof. Yosef Garfinkel

#193: Iran’s Role in the Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan

Aired Sunday, August 22, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   54 minutes

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.

#192: The Eliakim Bulla From Tel Lachish

Aired Sunday, August 8, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   45 minutes

And evidence of Amos’s earthquake discovered in Jerusalem

#191: Domesticated Pigs, City Walls and the Real Reason Jerusalem Wasn’t Conquered by Sennacherib

Aired Sunday, July 25, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   44 minutes

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.

#190: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel and the Discovery of the Jerubbaal (Gideon) Inscription

Aired Sunday, July 11, 2021   ·   10:18 AM CDT   ·   15 minutes

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.

#189: The Perilous Assumption of Biblical Error

Aired Sunday, June 27, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   47 minutes

A look at the all-too-common problem of rushing to claim Bible error—and what biblical archaeology was originally intended to be

#188: Radical Islam’s New President

Aired Sunday, June 20, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   47 minutes

Iran is confidently riding a wave of belief that God is strongly endorsing their biblically prophesied push for power in the Middle East.