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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.

A 2,500-Year-Old Jewish Town in Ancient Babylon
In 1999, a settlement called “Judahtown” (or Al-Yahudu in Babylonian) was discovered on administrative tablets from 2,500 years ago. Over the next few years, dozens more legal documents were found that originated in that town, providing ample documentation of Jewish life in Babylon following the fall of Jerusalem. On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal shows how these mundane documents add further life to the biblical history of this time.
Show Notes
Why You Must Watch Jerusalem - watchjerusalem.co.il/151-why-you-mu…atch-jerusalem The Modern State of Israel: Jewish, Israelite or Both - watchjerusalem.co.il/radio/watch-je…aelite-or-both The Jews of Babylon - lawrenceschiffman.com/wp-content/upl…of-babylon.pdf How Bad Was the Babylonian Exile - members.bib-arch.org/biblical-archa…-review/42/5/7 Judean Life in Babylonia - thetorah.com/judean-life-in-babylonia/