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

Rethinking the Rethinking of the Nag Hammadi Codices

Nicola Denzey Lewis
Issued Date: 6 Jul 2016


A brief response to five essays in response to my article (co-authored with Justine Blount), "Rethinking the Origin of the Nag Hammadi Codices," JBL 133 (2014): 399-419.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v45i2.30780


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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.

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