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While reading texts from the Nag Hammadi corpus, one is frequently confronted with densely allusive and seemingly incoherent passages saturated with opaque symbolism and strange imagery, creating interpretive knots that are notoriously difficult to untie. This chapter constitutes an attempt to outline a common theoretical framework for analysing the interlinking functions of metaphors, intertextuality and related phenomena in the texts under scrutiny. It aims to show how such a theoretical framework may prove to be a valuable tool in the interpretation of these and other texts from Antiquity, and how it may also provide the basis for a unified approach to theorizing about their broader contexts. The approach outlined in the chapter is very much inspired by the steadily increasing body of research into metaphor and related subjects within the cognitive sciences.

Keywords:blending theory; intertextuality; metaphor; Nag Hammadi corpus

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