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.
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.
Bible Prophecy and the Hamas Plan to Wrest Power from FatahFor 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 attempts have failed.
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.
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 of King Hezekiah.