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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.


While analysts are busy keeping track of Iran’s gains across Iraq and Syria, Iran is looking to exploit the Qatar crisis to further its goals in the southern Mediterranean and Red Sea passage way.On today’s show, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses why Iran’s strategy in the south will be more important for Iran’s dominance in the region in fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

On today’s show, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the recent discovery of a winery just outside the ancient city of Jezreel which attests to the accuracy of the Biblical story of Ahab’s attempt to acquire the land from Naboth. He also explores the 2000-year-old port city of Caesarea, and specifically the make-up of the concrete used in the breakwater.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames covers the story of the prophet Jeremiah’s life, and the numerous archaeological discoveries that concur his writings. He also discusses a discovery made at “Solomon’s Mines” in Eilat, where scientists have revealed beautifully dyed fabrics used around the time of King Solomon.

On today’s program host Brent Nagtegaal talks to archaeologist Christopher Eames about the 1500 year history of both Babylon and the Neo-Babylonian empire as it relates to the history covered in the Bible.

On today’s show, archaeologist Brent Nagtegaal discusses the recent excavations at Machaerus, Herod the Great’s Jordanian’s fortressed famed for the killing of John the Baptist. He also discusses the chance discovery of 2600-year-old inscription on the backside of a potshard.

Some believe that the Bible is a fictional book, perhaps with only a few names and cities that have been validated through archaeology. This is simply untrue. Hundreds of biblically significant artifacts have been found throughout the last century and an half—and particularly in the last few decades. Many dozens of biblical figures—kings, pharaohs, officials, prophets—have been substantiated through archaeology. Not only does archaeology validate snippets of the Bible, but more accurately, entire stories. Such is the case with King Hezekiah—one of Judah’s greatest rulers. On Today’s program, Host Brent Nagtegaal interview archaeologist Christopher Eames about the connections between King Hezekiah’s life and connected artifacts from three nations.

The last time President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia there was no fanfare whatsoever and the king didn’t even show up to greet him. This Saturday, in his first foreign trip, President Trump arrived in Riyadh with all the pomp and celebration fit for a king. Soon thereafter, he received the highest Medal of Honor that can be bestowed by the king on a foreigner. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses the significance of Mr. Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, as well as the air of nervousness pervading Israel before his arrival on Monday.

Last week, Isi Leibler wrote an article for the Jerusalem Post detailing nine of challenges facing Israel. However rather than being worried for Israel’s future, he wrote that “we have never been so self-reliant or as powerful as we are today, and in as optimal a position to defend ourselves.” On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal focuses on dangerous implications Israel’s newfound power and self-reliance for the future of the Jewish State.

his past week, Israel celebrated her 69th Independence Day. At the same time, UNESCO passed another resolution condemning the nation. On today’s program, host Christopher Eames discusses the resolution, summarizes the Independence Day celebrations, and looks at an interesting natural event that occurred 2,800 years ago, as discovered recently by archaeologists.

This past week, German’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel decided to go ahead with meeting with an anti-Israeli NGO, instead of meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The decision to snub the prime minister comes at a time when anti-Israel sentiment is on the rise inside Germany. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal argues that over the past decade, Merkel’s positive personal stance toward the Jews has largely hidden the anti-Israel views of the German public; views that are now coming to the surface as Merkel’s rule looks to be coming to an end.