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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.

#90: Hanukkah: When the Bible was almost totally destroyed

Aired Sunday, December 9, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   34 minutes

JERUSALEM – The history of Hanukkah is often described in the context of a Jewish victory over the genocidal king Antiochus Epiphanes. While that is true, it is worth pondering the real motivations behind Antiochus onslaught. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at what was at stake in the fight against Antiochus as he sought to not only kill the Jews but to fully eradicate the truth of God from the earth.

#89: A Fifty Year Partnership in Jerusalem Archaeology

Aired Sunday, December 2, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   34 minutes

JERUSALEM - On December 1, 1968 an important meeting was held at the residence of Israel’s third President, Zalman Shazar in Jerusalem. At that meeting, humanitarian Herbert. W. Armstrong gave Israel’s president the first check of many to fund much of the Temple Mount Excavations, the largest excavations in Israel’s history, led by eminent Hebrew University Prof. Benjamin Mazar. On today’s program, Host Brent Nagtegaal looks back at that meeting, as well as the fruit of the next fifty years of partnership.

#88: Adam Eve: Fact or Fiction?

Aired Sunday, November 25, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   29 minutes

It’s often dismissed as either a cute story or at best a meaningful allegory. Useful for illustrating a moral point, but totally imaginary.

Cue the scientific fields of genetics, morphology, and archaeology. It turns out that the sciences have, quite unwittingly, produced a deluge of surprising new evidence attesting to the accuracy of the biblical account of this “primeval couple.” Host Christopher Eames details some of the astounding new facts—things that the ancient biblical writers simply couldn’t have figured out themselves, without divine inspiration. So, just how accurate is the story of Adam and Eve?

#87: First Person: Talking to Those Living Under Gaza Missile Fire

Aired Sunday, November 18, 2018   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   41 minutes

JERUSALEM - This past week, I visited the area surrounding Gaza during the massive rocket barrage. In many ways, the day was life-changing as I learned about the suffering and effects of this 15-year-long war. On today's show, I detail the trip and emphasize the voices of those who are affected most - the residents of the Gaza envelope.

#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.