Let the Stones Speak

Hosted by Brent Nagtegaal

Let the Stones Speak brings you 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 ArmstrongInstitute.org.

#33: King David-Era Outpost Discovered in Southern Israel

Aired Wednesday, November 15, 2023   ·   07:18 AM CST   ·   36 minutes

For today’s program, Let the Stones Speak host Brent Nagtegaal traveled to Ein Hatzeva, located in southern Israel, to interview Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Dr. Tali Erickson-Gini at what she believes is one of the many military outposts dating to King David’s time.

#32: Did the Massive Copper Mines of Edom Empower the Kingdom of David and Solomon?

Aired Wednesday, November 1, 2023   ·   03:44 AM CDT   ·   66 minutes

On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal talks to Professor Ben-Yosef about how the copper production site in Timna—as well as the wider Aravah Valley area—could have contributed to the power and wealth of the kingdom of David and Solomon, as well as the Edomites.

#31: Beautiful Ceiling Panel From Time of Jesus Unearthed Near Temple Mount

Aired Thursday, August 17, 2023   ·   02:38 AM CDT   ·   18 minutes

This amazing discovery was made on one of the final days of the Ophel excavation in Jerusalem. On this program, host Brent Nagtegaal speaks with dig codirector Dr. Orit Peleg-Barkat, one of the world’s foremost experts on Second Temple Period architecture, about the ornate ceiling panel.

#30: Jerusalem Inscriptions From the Time of the Biblical Kings

Aired Wednesday, May 24, 2023   ·   07:21 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

AIBA's Christopher Eames presents the first full accounting of Jerusalem inscriptions from the Iron ii period at the distinguished “Epigraphy in Judah” conference in Jerusalem.

#29: The Curse Tablet from Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal

Aired Wednesday, May 17, 2023   ·   05:23 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews the lead author of the paper, archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling, about the discovery and its final publication.

#28: Jerusalem Ophel Excavation 2023 Preview

Aired Thursday, May 4, 2023   ·   05:05 AM CDT   ·   16 minutes

Interview with excavation director Prof. Uzi Leibner

#27: Touring the Bible’s Buried Cities: Megiddo

Aired Monday, May 1, 2023   ·   04:21 AM CDT   ·   13 minutes

A journey through one of the most important sites in biblical archaeology

#26: Jerusalem Inscription Proves Link Between King Solomon and Sheba

Aired Sunday, April 23, 2023   ·   08:30 AM CDT   ·   22 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews Dr. Vainstub about his new reading of the inscription and its connection to the biblical narrative.

#24: King Darius in Israel: An Almost Amazing Archaeological Discovery

Aired Friday, March 17, 2023   ·   09:33 AM CDT   ·   44 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal talks about how an honest archaeological mistake led to an all-too-wonderful discovery. Then he discusses how the famous Persian king was critical in the construction of the second temple in Jerusalem.

#23: Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Finds of 2022

Aired Wednesday, February 22, 2023   ·   08:49 AM CST   ·   42 minutes

A somewhat belated discussion about another amazing year of discovery