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#56: Dating the Palace of David

1/21/2018
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It’s finally happening! According to Haaretz, archaeologists in Jerusalem have started to “Drop Bible, Pick Up Science to Solve Jerusalem Puzzles.” In his January 18 piece, Ariel David describes the four-year project that is underway to accurately radio-carbon date Jerusalem’s layers. What’s inferred from the piece is that the use of the Bible in archaeology was inherently unscientific and only when carbon samples are used can we be sure actual science is taking place. On today’s program,...

Duration: 00:35:37


#55: The Ophel of Jerusalem

1/14/2018
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he fourth season of excavation at Jerusalem’s Ophel area is set to begin tomorrow. On today’s program, excavation archaeologist Brent Nagtegaal briefly examines the history of the Ophel excavations, as well as the Ophel’s importance in Jerusalem’s ancient geography. Ophel Excavation Blog: www.keytodavidscity.com The "cave": www.keytodavidscity.com/exploring-the-area-b-cave/

Duration: 00:30:50


#54: Top biblical archaeology finds of 2017 and more!

12/31/2017
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2017 has been an incredibly fast-past year in the world, and especially in the Middle East. It has been a year of devastating attacks, celebrating anniversaries, and impressive archaeological discoveries. On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames summarizes some of the top events and milestones celebrated in Israel over the past year, and looks more closely at some of 2017’s most impressive, biblically significant archaeological...

Duration: 00:31:49


#53: Israel’s Archaeological Elite Embrace the Spirit of UNESCO

12/24/2017
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When UNESCO passed a resolution that refused to acknowledge the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, Israelis were outraged. When UNESCO passed a resolution that refused to acknowledge the Jewish connection to Hebron, Israelis were outraged. However, when the archaeological elite in Israel follow in the path of UNESCO and deny the historical accuracy of the Bible, where is the outrage? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, looks at one example of some of Israel’s finest...

Duration: 00:37:08


#52: The World’s Preoccupation with Jerusalem

12/17/2017
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The aftermath of United States President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel highlights a preoccupation with the city that is unmatched by any other. Just why do so many people care about Jerusalem today? On today’s program, given from the Holy City, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the disgruntled nations following Mr. Trump’s decision in light of the role they will play in biblical prophecy. Does Europe Want to Take Over from United States as Peace Mediator?...

Duration: 00:37:23


#51: A Capital in Jerusalem—And Just How Ancient are the Biblical Writings?

12/10/2017
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t is a massive debate between the biblical minimalists and traditionalists. Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are those that claim it was written just when it says—the traditionalists; and on the other, there are the those who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later—the minimalists. Can we know? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames finishes his series examining that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the...

Duration: 00:28:14


#50: Unprecedented: Israel attacks Iranian Base in Syria

12/3/2017
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Events in the Middle East right now are increasingly defined by Iranian aggression and the collective response to that aggression. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at Israel’s attack on an Iranian base in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the disbanding of the Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and the former Yemeni President Saleh’s decision to break from the Iranian-backed Houthis in terms of a collective response against Iran. He also shows how the Bible...

Duration: 00:32:27


#49: Just How Ancient are the Prophets?

11/26/2017
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It is a massive debate between the biblical minimalists and traditionalists. Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are those that claim it was written just when it says—the traditionalists; and on the other, there are the those who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later—the minimalists. Can we know? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames continues his series examining that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the...

Duration: 00:31:52


#48: Saudis and Israelis come together, but will there be peace?

11/19/2017
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A day before the 40th anniversary of Anwar Sadat’s fateful speech before the Knesset, host Brent Nagtegaal analyzes the growing Saudi/Israeli relationship in the context of a future peace deal. Will Israel have peace with the Saudis as they have it with the Egyptians?

Duration: 00:31:07


#47: Europe's Prophesied Break from Iran

11/12/2017
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Saudi actions over the past two weeks indicate that the kingdom has had enough of Iran’s domination of the Middle East. Now, the Saudis are asking the rest of the world, are you with them or us? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal, looks at whether this is the beginning of the prophesied break between Iran and the Europeans.

Duration: 00:35:13


#46: Just How Ancient Is The Torah?

11/5/2017
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Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are those that claim it was written just when it says—the traditionalists; and on the other, there are the those who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later—the minimalists. Can we know? On today’s program, guest host Christopher Eames examines that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the very first books of the Bible—the Torah. We also take a brief look at last week’s 100-year...

Duration: 00:32:31


#45: Is the Bible a True Story?

10/29/2017
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On October 24, a large feature entitled, “Is the Bible a True Story?” ran in Haaretz—one of Israel’s largest newspapers. Instead of using the opportunity to discuss how biblical history is being unearthed, the author chose to discredit archaeologists who dare claim the Bible is an accurate source of history. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal takes the Haaretz piece and reveals what was missing from the discussion.

Duration: 00:40:37


#44: Iran’s domination of Iraq is complete

10/22/2017
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Earlier this week, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp Quds Force commander Qassam Suleimani headed to Kurdistan and struck a deal which resulted in the complete withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the area surrounding Kirkuk, back towards Kurdistan. By breaking up the united Kurdish front, Iran has removed the only obstacle that stood in its way from completely dominating Iraq. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the significance of Iran’s role as it relates to biblical prophecy.

Duration: 00:34:49


#43: Bible Prophecy and the Hamas Plot to Wrest Power from Fatah

9/24/2017
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Bible Prophecy and the Hamas Plan to Wrest Power from Fatah For the past six months, Hamas has cleaned up its image to make it appear as a credible player in Palestinian politics. This week, Hamas announced it was ready to hand over administrative control of the Gaza Strip to its rival Fatah. We can be sure Hamas won’t hand over control for nothing in return - so what is Hamas up to? On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at why Hamas’s current gambit may be successful where other...

Duration: 00:38:14


#42: Uncovering the Historical Nehemiah

9/17/2017
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On today’s program, archaeologist Christopher Eames discusses the life and times of the Biblical hero Nehemiah in the context of recent archaeological discoveries in the Middle East. Host Brent Nagtegaal also recounts the discovery of Nehemiah’s wall in 2007 of which he was a part.

Duration: 00:33:28


#41: Israel Takes Out Syrian Weapons Facility and Ancient Israelite Seals Discovered in Judah

9/10/2017
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On Thursday, Israel conducted an outlandish attack on a Syrian chemical weapons facility. On today’s program, we discuss what the attack means in terms of Israel’s growing isolation as well as the world’s acceptance of Assad’s rule. Then, we discuss the recent discovery of the numerous seal impressions in the ancient city of David from 2700 to 2600 years ago. These impressions have interesting names on them that indicate a critical alignment with the powerful biblical event during the time...

Duration: 00:40:22


#40: Ancient Astronomy, Mathematics, and the Patriarch Abraham

9/3/2017
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On the heels of the Great American Eclipse, we look back at ancient Babylonian knowledge of astronomy, predictions of eclipses, and their mathematical system that was, in some respects, “superior” to our own. We also look into the key role that Abraham played in these fields of Babylonian science (as reported by numerous ancient historians)—and how his discovery of the true God through science led to his expulsion from Babylonia and journey into Canaan.

Duration: 00:28:39


#39: Scientific Method, the Bible and the Genesis Account of Creation

8/27/2017
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Just how much can the Bible be used in archaeological research and that research still be deemed scientific? On today’s program, we briefly discuss the cross section of the Bible and modern-day archaeological research. We also talk with archaeologist and author Christopher Eames about the Genesis account of creation and the astounding number of ancient civilizations with similar stories.

Duration: 00:34:08


#38: Eclipses, Biblical Chronology and the Identity of the Lost Tribes

8/20/2017
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While the United States waits for the Great American Eclipse, we reflect on an important eclipse that took place 2800 years ago which allows us to give absolute dates to events in the Bible. On today’s program, Host Brent Nagtegaal looks at the ancient eclipse and its ability to help us discern the modern identity of ancient Israel.

Duration: 00:40:15


#37: Was David Really a King?

8/13/2017
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Some say King David is nothing more than a fictional character. Others say he may have existed but certainly not as the Bible describes. How can you know? On today’s program, archaeologist Christopher Eames goes through the evidence of King David and the surrounding culture of his day.

Duration: 00:35:11

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