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.

#37: Interview: Is This Moses?

Aired Wednesday, May 22, 2024   ·   10:27 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Can you confirm the identity of Moses in Egyptian history?

#36: Mesha Stele: The Second 'House of David' Inscription

Aired Monday, April 22, 2024   ·   05:24 PM CDT   ·   37 minutes

On today’s program, Prof Michael Langlois joins host Brent Nagtegaal to discuss the Mesha Stele along with current scholarship’s unscientific reluctance to accept the historicity of King David.

#35: Royal Solomonic Architecture

Aired Thursday, April 11, 2024   ·   10:21 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

The Bible describes several peculiar architectural features of Solomon’s temple and palace complex. Remarkable parallels to these features were discovered on a 3,000-year-old strange stone model at Khirbet Qeiyafa. On today’s program, Let the Stones Speak host Christopher Eames interviews Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, a lead researcher of the shrine model. They also discuss her discovery of the earliest alphabetical sentence ever found in Israel—the Lachish Comb Inscription.

#34: Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Finds of 2023

Aired Tuesday, March 5, 2024   ·   09:10 PM CST   ·   45 minutes

Another year in biblical archaeology is behind us—and a big year it was, particularly in discoveries and research relating to kings David and Solomon.

#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