>>>Sure the bible existed in the time of the gnostics many of them
reinterpreted it to fit their gnostic views.<<<
Correction, BJ, SOME Gnostic texts reinterperate SOME books from what
is now the Bible. Some Gnostic texts do not mention anything about the
Bible in any way. You need to understand that there are also non-
Christian Gnostic texts that either concentrate on Judism (only adding
Christian elements at a later date) or don't even mention anything
Biblical at all.
Yes, various books in the "Bible" existed in the time of the Gnostics,
but it doesn't mean that the Gnostics were familiar with the
collection we now recognize as "The Bible".