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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.

#128: Is Genesis Compatible with Modern Science?

Aired Sunday, November 10, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CST   ·   39 minutes

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.

#127: Will Hezbollah’s Hold on Power Survive the Mass Protests in Lebanon?

Aired Sunday, October 27, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   34 minutes

The largest Lebanese protests in 15 years have brought the nation to a stand-still. Government corruption, massive national debt and the collapse of simple services such as trash pick-up are drawing all Lebanese sects onto the streets. Surprisingly, much of the public anger is being directed at Hezbollah, including by fellow Shiites.

On Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah decried the demonstrations, saying that it could bring the nation toward civil war. Some Hezbollah supporters have already clashed with Lebanese protestors.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal draws attention to Nasrallah’s comments, as well as how the current Shiite schism inside Lebanon could hasten the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

#126: Ireland: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Dan?

Aired Sunday, October 6, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

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 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 did refer to the Irish as the modern descendants of the tribe of Dan.

On today’s program, host Chris Eames examines the evidence for identifying the modern-day Republic of Ireland, and the Irish people, as the Tribe of Dan.

#125: Ancient Tablets Prove Biblical Account of Assyrian Resettlement Policy

Aired Sunday, September 29, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   41 minutes

Archaeological excavations near Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport have unearthed two ancient tablets from 2,700 years ago. Hadid is located in the center of ancient Israel, and yet the writing and the names mentioned on the tablets were not Israelite. This proves that the inhabitants of the massive city were foreigners, specifically from Mesopotamia.

What were ancient Babylonians doing occupying the area north of Jerusalem, just as Kings Hezekiah and Manasseh reigned over southern Judah? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal’s details the new discovery in light of the biblical history of the Samaritan people.

#124: Ancient Copper-Smelting Slag Confirms Biblical Dating for Edomite State

Aired Sunday, September 22, 2019   ·   12:00 AM CDT   ·   28 minutes

A recently released study analyzing the accumulation of copper slag from south of the Dead Sea indicates that biblical Edom arose to statehood centuries earlier than previously thought. This overturns a classic anti-bible notion that Edomite’s only became a polity long after the Bible indicates.

#123: France: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Reuben?

Aired Sunday, September 8, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   35 minutes

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 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 did make passing references to the French as the modern descendants of the tribe of Reuben.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day France, and the French-speaking people, as the Tribe of Reuben.

#122: The Right Approach to Biblical Archaeology

Aired Sunday, September 1, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   41 minutes

JERUSALEM -Reports are everywhere of archaeological discoveries that prove or disprove the Bible. But how can you know which reports are accurate?

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal outlines the right approach to attaining whether a discovery supports the Bible or not. He then applies that approach to recent archaeological claims regarding the dating of King David’s Palace, the location of biblical Ziklag, and the ethnic identity of Khirbet Qeiyafa.

#121: The Iranian Push and Israel’s Evolving Security Doctrine

Aired Sunday, August 25, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   43 minutes

JERUSALEM – Over the weekend, Israel confirmed a successful preemptive strike against an Iranian drone team in Syria. The strike was designed to curtail an imminent threat whereby Iranian Quds Force operators would fly explosive-laden drones into Israel. Israel’s very public acknowledgment of the attack on foreign soil highlights the current shift in Israel’s security policy.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the events of the past weekend in light of Iran’s drive for regional dominance, and how Iranian policy has pushed Israel to change its own security doctrine.

#120: Archaeological Proof of the Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem

Aired Sunday, August 18, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   44 minutes

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Last week, excavation directors on Mount Zion announced they had discovered a destruction layer relating to the 2600-year-old burning of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians. This destruction is detailed heavily in the biblical books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Kings and Chronicles.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal details the biblical account of the destruction, the corresponding archaeological proof, and the powerful message that discoveries from the destruction layer provide.

#119: Britain’s Historic Pro-Zionist Government

Aired Sunday, August 11, 2019   ·   10:00 AM CDT   ·   33 minutes

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.