Domesticated Pigs, City Walls and the Real Reason Jerusalem Wasn’t Conquered by Sennacherib

Where reporting on biblical archaeology goes wrong

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered remains of the eastern wall of the ancient city from 2,700 years ago. From the same period, they have also uncovered remains of a domesticated pig, ready to be carved up for a non-kosher meal.

In today’s program, archaeologist Brent Nagtegaal discusses the parallels between these Jerusalem discoveries and the Bible. He also speaks about his recent experience volunteering on the excavation of Khirbet el-Ra’i.

Show Notes

Discovered: Biblical Jerusalem’s East Fortification Wall

Exhibit Brochure: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered

Did an Academic Outsider Determine What Saved Jerusalem from Conquest by the Assyrian Emperor Sennacherib in 701 BCE?