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.
Dr Katherine Brown writes for the University of Birmingham Perspective on what happens next for the 800 or so British citizens who travelled to Iraq and Syria as 'foreign fighters'.
The Romans normally tied victims to the cross - but a grave in Italy provides new archaeological evidence that the Biblical account of the Crucifixion may have been right all along.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari featured on a panel discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development
Dr Katherine Brown writes for Connect Futures, an organisation that delivers training courses on violence and extremism, on the importance of gender in UK security policies, the "missing link in counter-terrorism".
Professor Hugh Houghton talks to Historium Unearthia, a podcast dedicated to uncovering history's unbelievable stories, about the "Devil's Bible", so called because of its very unusual full-page portrait of the devil and the legend surrounding its creation.
In a series of five articles published in The Daily Beast, Professor Candida Moss looks at the latest Biblical studies research and debunks some myths of early Christianity.
The Edward Cadbury Centre welcomed three new honorary fellows in the area of Sikh studies. Our fellows are involved in the British Sikh Report, which was presented at 10 Downing Street earlier this year.
Last Thursday, the Oxford-based Oxyrhynchus Society announced the discovery of a second-century piece of the Gospel of Mark from a dig in an Egyptian garbage dump - Candida Moss reports for the Daily Beast.
Katherine Brown writes a follow-up article for The Cadbury Centre Blog on Religion in Politics and Public Life
Pentecostalism accounts for around 650 million Christian worshippers worldwide, so what's it appeal? Dr Andrew Davies writes for UnHerd on Pentecostalism's phenomenal rise.
On Sunday 13 May, Dr Rhiannon Grant participated in BBC One's The Big Questions, discussing 'Can you be a Christian without believing in God?'