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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 watchJerusalem.co.il.

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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 watchJerusalem.co.il.

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Dedicated Archaeology

By basilmuñoz - May 06 2019
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The Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award Winner and host to WatchJerusalem Mr Brent Nagtegaal, is respected by important experts in and around the field of Jerusalem archaeology. And if you listen to the latest episode where he literally takes ambush along side a high ranking Israeli officer wile rockets are being shot over there heads, you must come to the conclusion, as I have, that not only should he and his team be given the benefit of the doubt, they should be respected as dedicated journalists!

I really wanted to like it but...

By Acting Skot - Apr 06 2019
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The host walks into archaeology with an open Bible. It sounds like a good thing but it is not. The podcast is not at all objective. I’m not saying there’s no place for the Bible in archaeology but it is a tool, not a step by step instruction manual. Also, the host picks and chooses what evidence he wants to dwell on and disregards the rest. One more thing, I don’t want to read your article! You have a podcast, TELL ME what I need to hear.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
1
0
1
0

Dedicated Archaeology

By basilmuñoz - May 06 2019
Read more
The Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award Winner and host to WatchJerusalem Mr Brent Nagtegaal, is respected by important experts in and around the field of Jerusalem archaeology. And if you listen to the latest episode where he literally takes ambush along side a high ranking Israeli officer wile rockets are being shot over there heads, you must come to the conclusion, as I have, that not only should he and his team be given the benefit of the doubt, they should be respected as dedicated journalists!

I really wanted to like it but...

By Acting Skot - Apr 06 2019
Read more
The host walks into archaeology with an open Bible. It sounds like a good thing but it is not. The podcast is not at all objective. I’m not saying there’s no place for the Bible in archaeology but it is a tool, not a step by step instruction manual. Also, the host picks and chooses what evidence he wants to dwell on and disregards the rest. One more thing, I don’t want to read your article! You have a podcast, TELL ME what I need to hear.

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Rank #1: #100: Gen. Qassem Suleimani: The Point of Iran’s Spear

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JERUSALEM – “Sulemani is singularly dangerous. He is also singularly positioned to shape the future of the Middle East.” This is how United States Gen. Stanley McChrystal recently described the head of Iran’s Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. At a time when Iran is seeking hegemonic goals in the Middle East, Suleimani leads the expeditionary force making it possible.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the battlefield successes of Qassem Suleimani in light of the prophetic rise of Iran, the biblical “king of the south.”

The King of the South - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/literature/2695-the-king-of-the-south

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/09/30/the-shadow-commander

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Rank #2: #128: Is Genesis Compatible with Modern Science?

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The dinosaurs, the Ice Age, prehistoric man and other scientific discoveries have proved the timeline of Earth and the universe is completely at odds with the Bible.

Or have they? How confident can we be in interpreting the scientific data?

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal and writer Christopher Eames talk about the stunning scientific discoveries that support the biblical account of origins, as well as why there are some scientific discrepancies in the dating of events.

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Nov 10 2019

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Rank #3: #115: Another Davidic City Discovered, But is it Biblical Ziklag?

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JERUSALEM - We have found biblical Ziklag,” declared a press release from the Khirbet a-Ra’i excavation team this week. A massive archaeological effort has taken place at the site over the past three years, excavating through a square kilometer of the tel and providing evidence for what could be considered King David’s “first” city.

On today’s program host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the claim that Khirbet a-Ra’i is biblical Ziklag and the larger point that another Davidic-era city has been discovered.

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Rank #4: #77: Biblical Pre-Flood Longevity—Mere Myth? and Processing Finds From the Ophel Cave

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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.

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Rank #5: #135: Great Britain: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Ephraim?

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The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire?

In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the Lost 10 Tribes migrated up into Europe and formed individual nations. He specifically highlighted the identity of the United States as the Tribe of Manasseh, and Britain and her Commonwealth as the tribe of Ephraim.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day Great Britain, and the British Commonwealth, as the Tribe of Ephraim.

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Rank #6: #132: National Geographic Undermines Jerusalem Archaeology

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“UNDER JERUSALEM – New excavations reveal the ancient city – and stoke modern tensions,” reads the front cover of the December 2019 edition of National Geographic magazine. The article surveys numerous excavations in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David. However, instead of using the opportunity to showcase the stunning history being unearthed, the author focuses on background political noise.

On today’s program, Brent Nagtegaal critiques the article for its own political bias, and tells of why such reporting is damaging to current and future archaeological discovery in Jerusalem.

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Rank #7: #131: Modern-Day Israel: The Tribe of Judah

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The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. What happened to the 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported by the Assyrian Empire some 130 years before the end of the Kingdom of Judah? Are the tribes to be found—as many assume—only within the land of modern-day Israel today?

Actually, modern-day Israel is generally representative of only one tribe of the ancient 12—the tribe of Judah.

As part of his series on the identity of the 12 Tribes of Israel, host Christopher Eames goes back to the basics in examining the evidence for identifying modern-day Israel, and the Jewish people in general, with the Tribe of Judah.

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Rank #8: #144: The United States of America: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Manasseh?

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On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying the United States of America as the tribe of Manasseh.

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Rank #9: #137: The Netherlands: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Zebulun?

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In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr. Armstrong identified the Dutch as descendants of these ancient Israelites.

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Rank #10: #94: Why Did King David Choose Jerusalem

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Jerusalem – King David’s first act as king over Israel was to take Jerusalem and establish it as the political capital of the nation. Shortly thereafter, he established Jerusalem as the religious center of the nation. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses why David enacted such a Jerusalem-centered policy and the lessons that can be learned from it.

Jerusalem in Prophecy - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/literature/90-jerusalem-in-prophecy

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Rank #11: #81: Trade Routes: God’s Way of Blessing Ancient Israel

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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.

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Rank #12: #112: Iran Ignites the Gulf of Oman and the Dangerous Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism

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JERUSALEM – On June 13, Iran attacked two tankers just outside the Strait of Hormuz, the most critical oil choke point in the world. This follows attacks on four different tankers a month earlier. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses Iran’s strategy in stepping up these attacks.

On the second half of the program, Nagtegaal analyzes the surge in anti-Semitic attacks in the Western world, and the weak-willed response to them. He attended a recent Jerusalem symposium were world leaders in the study of mainstream anti-Semitism discussed this worrying trend.

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Rank #13: #117: Gath: Davidic-Era City Revealed

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JERUSALEM – Massive structures dating to the time period of King David’s battle with Goliath were discovered this summer at Tel es-Safi (biblical Gath). Before this season, decades of excavation at the massive philistine site had mostly uncovered the later biblical city – not the city made famous as being Goliath’s home town.

However, this year, to the surprise of excavation director Prof. Aren Maeir, excavators found stones and walls directly under the 9th century B.C.E. city. So far, this earlier city from the Iron I period looks to be bigger and more impressive than the later remains, dovetailing nicely with descriptions in the biblical text.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, discusses reporting of the breakthrough, as well as how this adds more support to the biblical narrative from King David’s time.

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Rank #14: #116: Foes of Biblical Nehemiah Revealed in Ancient Documents

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2500 years ago, the cupbearer to the most powerful king in the world requested a twelve-year-leave to defend his struggling native people from would-be attackers. Despite countless attempts at his life, the cupbearer succeeded in building a defensive wall around the city ensuring the survival of the Jewish presence in Jerusalem.

The Bible’s telling of the history of Nehemiah is so compelling and descriptive that many have doubted its accuracy. Yet numerous individuals, including his foremost adversaries, are proven historical figures. On today’s program, we talk with Christopher Eames about what the Elephantine Papyri tell us about the time of Nehemiah.

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Rank #15: #118: Israeli Strikes Reveal Iran’s Takeover of Iraq

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JERUSALEM - Two times in July Israeli jets struck Iranian targets deep inside Iraq. This was the first Israeli strike in Iraq in almost 40 years. The targets were weapons transfer facilities operated by the Badr organization, a Shiite militia and political force that answers to Iran rather than the Iraqi government.

The Israeli strikes reveal a stunning new reality in the Middle East: Iraq has fallen to Iran, and the Baghdad government has no power to stop it. What does Iran’s hold on Iraq mean as part of the ongoing quest to contain Iran?

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal explores the ramifications of the Israeli strikes on Iraq, and shows how biblical prophecy supports an Iranian takeover of its long-time adversary.

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Rank #16: #106: Does Archaeology Support the Biblical Account of the Exodus?

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Archaeology is often used as a bulwark against those who would so readily dismiss the Bible as mere myth. Discoveries over the past 100 years have confirmed many elements of the biblical narrative from the time of the kings and the prophets.

But what has been uncovered correlating to the earlier period of the Exodus?

On today’s program, we talk with archaeology writer Christopher Eames about what archaeology and secular history has to say about the biblical account of Israel’s deliverance from slavery.

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Rank #17: #119: Britain’s Historic Pro-Zionist Government

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JERUSALEM - When Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom last month, reporting focused on how his selected cabinet was full of Brexit hawks. What went largely unreported in the press both here and in Britain, is that almost all of his high-level ministers are pro-Zionist. In fact, Johnson has assembled arguably the most pro-Israel government in 100 years, ever since the infamous Balfour Agreement that set the tone for a return of the Jews to their historic homeland.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the Israelophiles in Johnson’s inner circle and shows how Britain’s rekindled relationship with the Jewish state is both historic and prophetic.

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Rank #18: #95: A Massive Monument for an Invisible Ark of the Covenant?

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JERUSALEM - Renewed archaeological excavations at Kiriath-Jearim located just outside of modern Jerusalem have uncovered a massive raised platform from 2700 years ago. The site is famous as the Bible describes it as the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant before it was brought to Jerusalem by King David. According to archaeologists excavating at the site, the raised platform could have been a shrine to the memory of the Ark. However, also according to the archaeologists, the ark never actually existed.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, tries to make sense of the Kiriath-Jearim excavations. He also interviews historian Christopher Eames about archaeological and textual discoveries that parallel the early life of Moses.

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Rank #19: #92: Middle East Hotspots in Bible Prophecy and 2018’s Top Archaeological Finds

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JERUSALEM – Nations are already scrambling to fill the vacuum in Syria, and the United States hasn’t even left yet. Is this a sign of more to come if the United States continues in its policy of withdrawal? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at two Middle East hotspots where Iran’s forces are pushing the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. He also discusses some of 2018, top finds in biblical archaeology.

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Rank #20: #76: A 2,500-Year-Old Jewish Town in Ancient Babylon

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In 1999, a settlement called “Judahtown” (or Al-Yahudu in Babylonian) was discovered on administrative tablets from 2,500 years ago. Over the next few years, dozens more legal documents were found that originated in that town, providing ample documentation of Jewish life in Babylon following the fall of Jerusalem. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how these mundane documents add further life to the biblical history of this time.

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