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Watch Jerusalem

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.




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.

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 finishes his series examining that question, in light of archaeological and textual evidence, with the third division of the Hebrew Bible—the Writings. He also discusses the rationale and significance behind the recent landmark US acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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 forecasts the end result in each arena.

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 second division of the Hebrew Bible—the Prophets.

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?

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.

Just when was the Bible written? On the one hand, there are the traditionalists who claim it was written just when it says; on the other, there are the minimalists, who claim it was written hundreds, if not a thousand years, later. 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 anniversaries of the miraculous Battle of Beersheba and the Balfour Declaration—and discuss their prophetic significance.“The Antiquity of the Scriptures: The Torah” - watchjerusalem.co.il/2017/11/05/the…res-the-torah/

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.