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#83: The Prophesied Iranian Exit From Syria

10/14/2018
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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. The ‘Jerusalem Stone’ - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/450-the-jerusalem-stone How the...

Duration:00:44:15

#82: Interview: Using Archaeology to Explore the Origins of Language

10/7/2018
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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. Language: A ‘Cultural Universal’ in Archaeology and the Bible -watchjerusalem.co.il/436-language-a…-and-the-bible Does the Language You Speak Change Your Brain? from The Sun Also Rises...

Duration:00:30:14

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

9/9/2018
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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. The United States and Britain in Prophecy...

Duration:00:41:57

#80: Watch Jerusalem Marriage: According to the Bible, Evolution, and Archaeology

9/2/2018
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Cultural Universals are practices undertaken by all human cultures around the world. Marriage is one of them. How to explain it? How can evolution adequately explain the worldwide dispersal of this seemingly abstract concept? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames examines marriage in light of archaeological discoveries, and compares them with the biblical account. Marriage: A ‘Cultural Universal’ in Archaeology and the Bible -...

Duration:00:28:24

#79: The First Military Battle Recorded in the Bible

8/26/2018
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Over the past century the first book of the Bible has taken a beating from skeptics as they call into question its historical accuracy. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the Genesis 14 account of the first battle in the Bible in the context of the Middle Eastern civilization during the time of Abraham to see how the story stacks up to secular records. Proof of the Bible - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/literature/417-the-proof-of-the-bible NEWS RELEASE: ABR Makes Important...

Duration:00:45:18

#78: Connecting the discovery of a 3000-year-old bee apiary to the Bible

8/19/2018
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JERUSALEM - After concluding excavating Tel Rehov half a decade ago, Israel prize winning professor Dr. Amahai Mazar has masterfully completed the final reports. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, reviews a fascinating report on discovery of the largest bee apiary in the Middle Eastern at Tel Rehov and its tantalizing connections to the Bible. Elisha: The Prophet, The Legend, The History by Christopher Eames -...

Duration:00:40:59

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

8/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:46

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

8/5/2018
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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. Why You Must Watch Jerusalem -...

Duration:00:36:23

#75: Saudi Arabia’s Wake-Up Call to the World

7/29/2018
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JERUSALEM - On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia decided it would no longer send its massive oil tankers through the Bab el-Mandeb, the narrow passageway at the bottom of the Red Sea and one of the main transit points for international goods. This comes after two giant Saudi tankers were attacked this week by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how Saudi Arabia’s decision hails a new era of Iranian dominance in the Red Sea and should be a ringing wake-up...

Duration:00:39:00

#75: River of Living Waters

7/23/2018
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Physical and spiritual healing will flow from God's temple in Jerusalem.

Duration:00:27:01

#74: The Modern State of Israel: Jewish, Israelite or Both

7/22/2018
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Israel is now the Jewish State. A landmark bill passed in the Knesset on Wednesday night made it official that Israel is the “national home of the Jewish people.” While this is obviously well-known, establishing the Jewish character as part of the basic law underscores Israel’s Jewish roots. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the new law in light of the fateful decision in 1948 to call the Jewish State Israel, instead of the other options that were on the table. The United...

Duration:00:35:19

#73: Massive 3,000-Year-Old Gate Found at Potential Hometown of Absalom’s Mother

7/15/2018
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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. Talking Biblical Shiloh With Excavation Director Dr. Scott Stripling -...

Duration:00:33:00

#72: Digging Ancient Shiloh With Excavation Director Dr. Scott Stripling

7/8/2018
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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. Uncovering the Bible's Buried Cities article series -...

Duration:00:34:25

#71: Discovering Biblical Hebron and Post Excavation Work at Hebrew University

7/1/2018
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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.” David: The True Story of History’s Most Legendary King - watchjerusalem.co.il/288-david-the-…legendary-king Uncovering the Bible’s Buried Cities: Hebron - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/384-uncovering-the-bibles-buried-cities-hebron

Duration:00:39:09

#70: Jordanian Tanks Sent to Syrian Border and the Latest Attack Against Kings David and Solomon

6/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:49

#69: How Kingship in Ancient Israel was Unique

6/17/2018
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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. Exhibit brochure: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered! - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/literature/3242-seals-of-isaiah-and-king-hezekiah-discovered-exhibit-brochure

Duration:00:29:44

#68: One final look at King Hezekiah before the exhibit opens

6/3/2018
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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. Seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah Discovered www.watchjerusalem.co.il/exhibit Hezekiah: A...

Duration:00:36:28

#67: Preparing for the Seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah Exhibit

5/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:32

#66: Europe’s Incomprehensible Strategy to Contain Iran

5/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:26

#65: Another Davidic-Era City Revealed

5/6/2018
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JERUSALEM – The debate over the historicity of Kings David and Solomon has dominated the discussion in Biblical archaeology for the past two decades. Was the United Monarchy as the Bible describes, or was it a creation of the scribes hundreds of years later? On today’s show, host Brent Nagtegaal, looks at the stunning recent discovery of a Davidic-era city in the south of Judah. David: The True Story of History’s Most Legendary King - watchjerusalem.co.il/2017/08/13/dav…egendary-king/ The...

Duration:00:28:02