The Watch Jerusalem weekly audio webcast brings you news, interviews, archaeology and the Bible from on location in the Holy City. Host Brent Nagtegaal gives you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal discusses archaeological evidence, old and new, that elucidates Biblical history and also looks events in the Middle East from a Biblical perspective. Unlock the future with the Bible and the artifacts of the past every week on Watch Jerusalem.
Brent Nagtegaal is an archaeologist and WatchJerusalem.co.il contributor living in Jerusalem.
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, host Brent Nagtegaal compares Haaretz’s treatment of the discovery of King David’s Palace to the actual facts on the ground, including the carbon 14 dating which had already been completed.