How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?

@article{Goodacre2013HowRI,
  title={How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?},
  author={M. J. Goodacre},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  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… 
WWFD or What Would a Forger Do: A Critical Inquiry of Poorly Argued Contemporary Cases for Forgery
This article discusses the contemporary debates on fakes and forgeries and notes the lack of constrained criteria in the evaluation of suspected manuscripts. Instead of controlled criteria, scholars
“Finding” the Gospel of Thomas in Edessa
Abstract: It has long been supposed that the Gospel of Thomas originated in Edessa. Recent scholarship, however, has troubled this consensus, occasioning a reflection on the emergence and notable
Early Christian Rhetoric(s) In Situ
ABSTRACT In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an unprecedented number of Gnostic manuscripts were unearthed at sites across Egypt. Discovered on the Cairo antiquities market, in ancient trash
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About the Nag Hammadi LIbrary
Tony Burke responds to two recent articles on the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library—“Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices” by Nicola Denzey Lewis and Justine Ariel Blount, and “How
The Ascent of the Soul and the Pachomians: Interpreting the Exegesis on the Soul (nhc ii,6) within a Fourth-Century Monastic Context
The Exegesis on the Soul (NHC II,6) allegorizes the degradation and re-ascent of the soul. Recently, scholars have reconsidered whether Pachomian monks produced and read the Nag Hammadi Codices,
Female embodiment and the ascetic impulse: in search of a theology of the female body
This thesis explores how female embodiment has been conceived of in Christianity, extending from the patristic era – with its intermingling of Greco-Roman and Jewish conceptions of the body and
Accepting the Inevitability of Politics in the Classroom
Once we acknowledge that we cannot escape politics in the classroom, it is imperative that we, as instructors, adapt our pedagogy accordingly, with the knowledge that our choices in the classroom

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES
Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices
The famous find-story behind the Nag Hammadi codices, discovered in Egypt in 1945, has been one of the most cherished narratives in our field. Yet a close examination of its details reveals
The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices
A reconstruction of the actual story of the discovery through interviews with local people, including one of the discoverers, Muḥammad ˓Aī.
The Story of the Bodmer Papyri: From the First Monastery's Library in Upper Egypt to Geneva and Dublin
Preface Part One Introduction 1 The Bodmer Papyri 2 Bodmer Papyri in the Chester Beatty Library Part Two 3 Mississippi, Cologne, Barcelona 4 The Dishna Papers 5 The Pachomian Library Appendix 1: The
The secret books of the Egyptian Gnostics : an introduction to the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts discovered at Chenoboskion with an English translation and critical evaluation of the Gospel according to Thomas
TLDR
The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics has 50 ratings and 4 reviews, and the Great Pyramid of Giza stands alone as the last.
From the Cliff to Cairo: The Story of the Discoverers and the Middlemen of the Nag Hammadi Codices
  • Colloque international sur les textes de Nag Hammadi
  • 1979
The Nag Hammadi Excavation
The Nag Hammadi Library After Fifty Years
The Nag Hammadi Codices: A General Introduction to the Nature and Significance of the Coptic Gnostic Codices from Nag Hammadi
    Chenoboskion and Q
    • CBQ
    ...
    ...