The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices

A Few Remarks on Recent Publications


  • Paul-Hubert Poirier Université Laval



Gnosticism, Nag Hammadi, James M. Robinson, Henri-Charles Puech, Doresse


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


Denzey Lewis, Nicola, and Justine Ariel Blount. 2014. “Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Journal of Biblical Literature 133: 399–419.

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.

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.

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



How to Cite

Poirier, P.-H. (2016). The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices: A Few Remarks on Recent Publications. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 45(2), 37–39.