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.

#14: Interview: 2,600-Year-Old Ornate Ivories Discovered in Jerusalem

Aired Friday, September 9, 2022   ·   06:18 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

This week, host Brent Nagtegaal spoke with Givati dig co-director Dr. Yiftah Shalev about the ivory discovery, as well as other unique biblical-period finds from the excavation.

#13: 'And Rehoboam built ... Lachish'

Aired Friday, June 24, 2022   ·   02:27 AM CDT   ·   20 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal goes to Tel Lachish to talk with excavation director Prof. Yosef Garfinkel about his team’s discoveries at the site from the time of Rehoboam, as well as to preview his new excavations set to begin on June 26, 2022.

#12: 'And Solomon Built Gezer'

Aired Wednesday, June 1, 2022   ·   09:23 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal takes you on a tour of Gezer, highlighting the latest evidence supporting Solomonic-period construction.

#11: Will the Location of the Tabernacle Soon Be Discovered at Tel Shiloh?

Aired Friday, May 13, 2022   ·   08:46 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

The upcoming excavation at Shiloh may reveal the resting place of the biblical tabernacle, says dig director Dr. Scott Stripling.

#10: Hidden Biblical Clues Reveal History’s Greatest Conflicts

Aired Monday, May 9, 2022   ·   02:43 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

History records several major, famous conflicts that took place during the same chronological window as the Hebrew Bible. Yet for various reasons, these battles are not mentioned in the Bible.

Or are they?

#9: Debunked: The Early Philistines Are NOT Proof Against the Bible

Aired Monday, April 25, 2022   ·   03:01 AM CDT   ·   24 minutes

Is the biblical description of “Philistines” prior to the 12th century B.C.E.—in fact, over half a millennium earlier—evidence of biblical fable? Many modern scholars believe it is.

On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews Christopher Eames to examine how the textual evidence from the Bible itself answers the question.

#8: Evidence of Israel in Egypt—From the ‘Egypt’ in Israel

Aired Monday, April 11, 2022   ·   09:08 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Debate over events aside, the detailed, eyewitness-style, Egyptianized language within the Torah points clearly to an Israelite experience in Egypt.

#7: 2,600-Year-Old Wine Jars, Vanilla and the Book of Jeremiah

Aired Monday, April 4, 2022   ·   08:07 AM CDT   ·   43 minutes

Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority have just released surprising findings from a chemical analysis of sixth-century B.C.E. wine jars recently discovered in the City of David. It turns out that Jerusalem’s elites enjoyed their wine with a touch of vanilla.

#6: Interview: The Most Important Inscription Ever Discovered in Biblical Archaeology?

Aired Sunday, March 27, 2022   ·   06:51 AM CDT   ·   33 minutes

On today’s podcast, host Brent Nagtegaal talks with Dr. Stripling about the newly discovered Ebal inscription and how it could revolutionize our understanding of when the Bible was written.

#5: A Big Week Ahead in Biblical Archaeology

Aired Sunday, March 20, 2022   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   48 minutes

Later this week, scholars will present their reading of an ancient curse tablet discovered on Mt Ebal.