How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?

  title={How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?},
  author={M. J. Goodacre},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  pages={303 - 322}
  • M. Goodacre
  • Published 14 May 2013
  • History
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
James Robinson’s narrative of how the Nag Hammadi codices were discovered is popular and compelling, a piece of fine investigative journalism that includes intrigue and blood vengeance. But there are several different, conflicting versions of the story, including two-person (1977), seven-person (1979) and eight-person (1981) versions. Disagreements include the name of the person who first found the jar. Martin Krause and Rodolphe Kasser both questioned these stories in 1984, and their scepticism… 
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