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Watch Jerusalem

Hosted by Brent Nagtegaal

Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a Biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location at Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Brent Nagtegaal is a contributor for WatchJerusalem.co.il contributor living in Jerusalem.

#86: Recent Findings: Lessons from Yahweh Worship at Dan

Aired Sunday, November 11, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   41 minutes

JERUSALEM - Recently, archaeologists found evidence at the ancient city of Dan indicating that the northern tribes of Israel worshipped Yahweh, which, they say, is counter to what Biblical scholars have believed. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, discusses some of the recent findings from Dan and looks to see what the bible actually says about Israelite worship.

#85: Remarkable Scientific ‘Coincidences’ of the Biblical Hebrew Language

Aired Sunday, October 28, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   21 minutes

To the critics, the Hebrew Bible is a mishmash of fables wrapped in a relatively unimpressive language. But digging a little deeper into individual biblical words and letters reveals an unimaginably complex world of science. Mere coincidence? On today’s program, host Christopher Eames discusses the remarkable biblical linguistic research of Dr. Haim Shore, and the science behind terms used in the Bible. He also examines the scientific reasons behind God’s specific command of circumcision on the eighth day.

#84: Iran Really Does Want to Destroy Israel

Aired Sunday, October 21, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   33 minutes

On Friday, Fox News reported that Iranian Fars Air Boeing 747 landed in Beirut the week earlier carrying GPS devices to make precision-guided weapons inside Iranian factories in Lebanon. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the news in the context of recent improvements in Iran’s ability to hit targets. He also looks at what could happen if Hezbollah achieves the same level of success and how that fits in with Iran’s goal to destroy Israel.

#83: The Prophesied Iranian Exit From Syria

Aired Sunday, October 14, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   44 minutes

For seven years, we have repeatedly drawn your attention to an article titled “How the Syrian Crisis Will End.” In that piece, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry boldly forecast that the war would result in a German-led Europe replacing Iran as the dominant outside force in Syria. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how a path toward fulfillment of this forecast is becoming clear.

#82: Interview: Using Archaeology to Explore the Origins of Language

Aired Sunday, October 7, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

Recent studies show that language has been hardwired into the human brain, and is a uniquely human characteristic. On today's program we interview Christopher Eames and use archaeology to explore the origins of language by comparing several evolutionist views, as well as the view espoused in the Bible.

#81: Trade Routes: God’s Way of Blessing Ancient Israel

Aired Sunday, September 9, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   41 minutes

Throughout the Bible, God pronounces blessings or curses on ancient Israel depending on their obedience. But how does God go about bestowing those blessings? On today’s program, we look at one important way – the control of ancient trade routes. We also show how God still uses this means of dispensing blessings, and how it is vital sign showing which nations make up the modern descendants of the Israelites.

#80: Watch Jerusalem Marriage: According to the Bible, Evolution, and Archaeology

Aired Sunday, September 2, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

Cultural Universals are practices undertaken by all human cultures around the world. Marriage is one of them. How to explain it? How can evolution adequately explain the worldwide dispersal of this seemingly abstract concept? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames examines marriage in light of archaeological discoveries, and compares them with the biblical account.

#79: The First Military Battle Recorded in the Bible

Aired Sunday, August 26, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   45 minutes

Over the past century the first book of the Bible has taken a beating from skeptics as they call into question its historical accuracy. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the Genesis 14 account of the first battle in the Bible in the context of the Middle Eastern civilization during the time of Abraham to see how the story stacks up to secular records.

#78: Connecting the discovery of a 3000-year-old bee apiary to the Bible

Aired Sunday, August 19, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   40 minutes

JERUSALEM - After concluding excavating Tel Rehov half a decade ago, Israel prize winning professor Dr. Amahai Mazar has masterfully completed the final reports. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, reviews a fascinating report on discovery of the largest bee apiary in the Middle Eastern at Tel Rehov and its tantalizing connections to the Bible.

#77: Biblical Pre-Flood Longevity—Mere Myth? and Processing Finds From the Ophel Cave

Aired Sunday, August 12, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   26 minutes

Just how accurate is the biblical description of near-1,000-year pre-Flood lifespans? Is it mere myth? On today’s program, host Christopher Eames describes fascinating archaeological records known as the Sumerian King Lists, and what they have to say about antediluvian longevity. He also sums up his latest two-month stint in Jerusalem, assisting Dr. Eilat Mazar in publishing finds from the recent excavations of the Ophel Cave.