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Watch Jerusalem

Watch Jerusalem brings you news and archaeology from a biblical perspective. Host Brent Nagtegaal is on location in Jerusalem to give you the most important developments happening on the ground—and emerging from beneath it. Nagtegaal is a contributor for watchJerusalem.co.il.

A 3,500-year-old piece of writing discovered at Tel Lachish is the earliest alphabetic script ever found in the land of Israel
EILAT, ISRAEL - Israel’s recent attacks in the Red Sea expose Iran’s prophesied takeover.
Remnants of a massive 2000-year-old arch jutting out of Jerusalem’s Western Wall have long puzzled archaeologists as to its purpose. Now, Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar has a brand new theory: The arch was part of a monumental four-way staircase, a structure completely unique among ancient classical architecture. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal describes this amazing interpretation as documented in Dr. Mazar’s recently published book, Over the Crossroads of Time: Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Monumental Staircases.
JERUSALEM - A leaked copy of America’s roadmap to resetting ties with the Palestinians shows how Biden’s policy could lead to the prophesied split between the United States and Israel.
Israel must be fuming. On March 11, unnamed United States officials released bombshell information to the Wall Street Journal stating that since 2019, Israel has targeted at least a dozen Iranian vessels bound for Syria. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal connects the recent attacks with the timing of the WSJ story. Put together, they reveal that the U.S. is once again attempting to justify empowering Iran at the expense of its ally Israel.
The Biden administration has insisted that the Middle East is not a priority. Concrete actions prove otherwise. In his first month in office, Mr. Biden has resurrected the pro-Iran foreign policy of Barack Obama, downgrading ties with traditional allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal discusses why the United States is bent on empowering a fanatical regime that regularly chants “death to America,” and even more threateningly—“death to Israel!”
JERUSALEM - Royal purple, known as Argamon in the Hebrew Bible, was one of the precious shellfish-derived dyes that colored the tabernacle, temple, and the finest clothing of the biblical court. Now, for the first time, this dye has been found from the time of David, predating by 1000 years previously discovered samples.
On today’s program, Brent Nagtegaal appreciates Hershal Shanks’s unwavering support for scholars who would be bold enough to use the Bible as a guide in excavations
Why did the Trump Administration declare ancient Jerusalem part of the glorious heritage of the United States of America?
Coronavirus aside, 2020 was another major year in biblical archaeology. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal and archaeological writer Christopher Eames reveal Watch Jerusalem’s choice of the top discoveries from the past year. These include inscriptions, major building programs and seal impressions – all of which affirm the biblical text as well as key biblical personalities.