Excavations at an archaeological site just north of the Galilee have revealed a massive gate from the time of King David. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the significance of the find as it relates to the Geshurites who inhabited the region during the time of King David. He also considers the importance of the site in relation to the ongoing debate over Davidic historicity.
Dr. Scott Stripling and his massive team recently completed their second season of excavation at Shiloh. This site located in the very heartland of ancient Israel was the home of the Tabernacle for nearly 400 years. On today’s program, we catch up with Dr. Stripling and discuss the excavation as well as some of this seasons new findings, including an ornate pomegranate, which may provide evidence of the sacred nature of the site.
On today’s program host Brent Nagtegaal interviews archaeologist Christopher Eames and discusses the post excavation work of the Ophel Excavations. They also discuss the article Chris recently wrote entitled, “The Bible’s Buried Cities: Hebron.”
Jerusalem – Earlier this week, Jordanian tanks were spotted heading to the Syrian border just across from where Iranian fighters are operational. At the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Amman to confirm Berlin’s commitment to Jordan’s defense. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the significance of the German/Jordan alliance, in the face of the Iranian threat.
Later in the show, he also looks at a recent study from Cornell University that takes a shot at the historicity of the ancient biblical kingdom of David and Solomon, and whether this latest scientific study provides cause for doubt.
One of the chief lessons from the history of Isaiah and Hezekiah was how the king saved the nation by listening to the prophet’s counsel. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks back to the establishment of kingship in ancient Israel, and shows how the prophet/king relationship was essential to national success.
JERUSALEM – With just one week till the opening of the archaeological exhibit “Seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah Discovered,” we use today’s program to update you on the final preparations for the exhibit and the live reception in Jerusalem. We also look back on an earlier interview with archaeologist Christopher Eames where he discussed what has been found so far relating to King Hezekiah’s time.
JERUSALEM – Today, forty artifacts including the seals impressions of King Hezekiah of Judah and Isaiah, left Ben Gurion airport en route to Edmond, Oklahoma where they will be showcased for the next three months. Opening in two weeks, the “Seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah Discovered” exhibit will bring to life the epic 2700-year-old history of Jerusalem’s deliverance from the mighty Assyrian Empire. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at stunning circumstances surrounding both the discovery of the bullae and the opportunity to now display them to the public.
Two important events of the past week reshaped the Middle East: United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal, and Iran and Israel went at each other for the first time in decades. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses these events in light of the Europe’s foreign policy decision making regarding Iran. On the one hand, Europe lambasted Mr. Trump for pulling out of the deal, and on the other, it reprimanded Iran firing on Israel from Syria, somehow not connecting that Iran’s presence in Syria has been conditional of the economic benefits Europe is suppling Tehran through the nuclear deal.