Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 45, No 2 (2016)

The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices: A Few Remarks on Recent Publications

Paul-Hubert Poirier
Issued Date: 6 Jul 2016


A review of recent publications concerning the origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices and the conditions of their discovery and dissemination.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v45i2.29342


Denzey Lewis, Nicola, and Justine Ariel Blount. 2014. “Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Journal of Biblical Literature 133: 399–419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jbl.2014.0017.

Doresse, Jean, Henri-Charles Puech, Michel Tardieu, Éric Crégheur, and James M. Robinson. 2015. Histoire des manuscrits gnostiques coptes: La correspondance Doresse-Puech 1947-1970. Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

Goodacre, Mark. 2013. “How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35: 303–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0142064X13482243.

Kotrosits, Maia. 2012. “Romance and Danger at Nag Hammadi.” The Bible and Critical Theory 8: 39–52.

Krause, Martin. 1978. “Die Texte von Nag Hammadi.” In Gnosis: Festschrift für Hans Jonas, edited by Barbara Aland, 216–43. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht.

Robinson, James M. 2005. “The French Role in Early Nag Hammadi Studies.” Journal of Coptic Studies 7: 77–110. http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/JCS.7.0.632464.

———. 2014. The Nag Hammadi Story. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill.


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