Department of Theology and Religion

QS World University Rankings Top 50 - Theology, Divinity & Religious StudiesThe Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.

 

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28 June 2018

Where are the scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls?

While there is ample material evidence for scribal activity from the caves near Qumran, close to the Dead Sea, there are very few references to scribes in the non-Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, and none at all in the preserved accounts of the community's affairs. Professor Charlotte Hempel explores this mystery in Biblical Archaeology Review.

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