Watch Jerusalem

Hosted by Brent Nagtegaal

Watch Jerusalem brings you news and 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

#191: Domesticated Pigs, City Walls and the Real Reason Jerusalem Wasn’t Conquered by Sennacherib

Aired Sunday, July 25, 2021   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   44 minutes

JERUSALEM – Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered remains of the eastern wall of the ancient city from 2,700 years ago. From the same period, they also uncovered remains of a domesticated pig, ready to be carved up for a non-kosher meal.

In today’s program, archaeologist Brent Nagtegaal discusses the parallels between these Jerusalem discoveries and the Bible. He also speaks about his recent experience volunteering on the excavation of Khirbet el-Ra’i.

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