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.

#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.

#4: Biblical Prophets Amos and Jeremiah Proved Correct on Philistine Origins

Aired Monday, February 28, 2022   ·   01:24 PM CST   ·   44 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses a recent article by Ashkelon excavator Dr. Daniel Master in Biblical Archaeology Review that shows how dna evidence finally put to rest any debate about the Philistine origins.

#3: The Book of Jonah: Fact or Fiction?

Aired Monday, February 14, 2022   ·   02:33 AM CST   ·   32 minutes

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews archaeologist Christopher Eames to discuss the historical evidence supporting the biblical account.

#2: Interview: Joshua, Mount Ebal and the Discovery of an Ancient Hebrew Amulet

Aired Wednesday, February 2, 2022   ·   01:49 AM CST   ·   33 minutes

On today’s podcast, Dr. Stripling joins host Brent Nagtegaal to discuss some amazing discoveries from excavation dumps on Mt Ebal that could reshape archaeology discussion regarding the period of Joshua’s conquest

#1: Rethinking the Search for Kings David and Solomon

Aired Sunday, January 16, 2022   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   32 minutes

One of the great debates in the world of biblical archaeology is about the historicity of the biblical kingdom of kings David and Solomon. Many would say the evidence for such kingdoms is provided exclusively by the grand structures they left behind. But are other metrics of empire being overlooked? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews Christopher Eames about his recent article in Let the Stones Speak in which he discusses further evidence for the biblical kingdom.