Stars

Space, time and a supper

31 May 2011

With the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, providing one of the star turns on the first day of this year's Hay Festival, God was appropriately never far away from the opening talks in the Cambridge lecture series, either.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's depiction of the Last Supper

The Penultimate Supper?

17 Apr 2011

The Last Supper of Jesus Christ was on the Wednesday, and not the Thursday, before his death, according to a new study which claims to have solved “the thorniest problem in the New Testament”.

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Scriptural reasoning.

All in the script

05 Apr 2011

The power of “scriptural reasoning” to transform the way in which different faiths understand one another is to be the subject of a major lecture in Rome, by Cambridge’s Regius Professor of Divinity.

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King James Bible title page

A masterpiece of biblical proportions

01 Feb 2011

Home to more than seven million books, Cambridge University Library is to celebrate the most influential, most bought, most read and most widely disseminated English language book of them all – the King James Bible.

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Ben Ezra Synagogue

Treasures of the genizah

01 Sep 2009

How did an Egyptian storeroom come to hold a thousand years worth of manuscript fragments and why are they one of the greatest literary treasures ever found?

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