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.

#3: History Iran's Leaders Would Like to Forget

Aired Sunday, December 4, 2016   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   41 minutes

Based on events in the past week, NOW Media based in Lebanon ran an analysis piece titled “The Iranian Empire Is Back." On today’s program we explore what led writer Hussain Abdul Hussain to make that claim, as well as how the Bible explains Iran’s current strategy in the Middle East in detail.

For the second half of today’s show, we look back at the some of the earliest roots of the Iranian empire, specifically the reign of King Cyrus, and see why Iran's current leaders would rather belittle some of that history.

#2: The Battle Over the Bible in Archaeology

Aired Sunday, November 27, 2016   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   46 minutes

There are a dwindling few archaeologists in Israel that believe the Bible's rightful use in archaeology. They use the Bible, its history and geography, to actually guide them to both make their discoveries and help identify their discoveries. They acknowledge the Bible as the best source of history for the land of Israel that exists. However, there is also substantial cast of Israeli archaeologists who are unimpressed with the Bible as a historically accurate document.

Today's program looks at the one of the most heated arenas in this fight - the historicity of King David and Solomon.

#1: The Hunt For More Dead Sea Scrolls

Aired Sunday, November 20, 2016   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   57 minutes

On the same day UNESCO resolved to ignore Jewish history on the Temple Mount, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a 2700 year old document found along the Dead Sea that mentions Jerusalem in ancient Hebrew script. Now, the Israeli government has announced an expedition to recover more of these documents along the Dead Sea.