Nag Hammadi

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Noun1.Nag Hammadi - a town in Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt - one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; extends south from Cairo to Sudan
2.Nag Hammadi - a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism
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Thousands of Egyptian Christians went on a rampage after six members of their community were gunned down as they left midnight Mass for Coptic Christians in the southern Egyptian town of Nag Hamadi.
He mainly deals with the 15 per cent of the book which I wrote personally, but were I a reviewer instead of the editor, I might have also focused on controversies in these more "speculative" sections, designed to bring lay readers into awareness of what is succeeding the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hamadi Gnostic materials in the 21st century.