A “secret book” purporting to be a letter written by James, the Lord’s brother, to a recipient whose name is lost in a lacuna. of James lacks a title in the manuscript; its current title has been editorially assigned to it on the basis of its content. It contains reports given by Jesus 550 days after the to James and Peter. of James is a Gnostic of uncertain affiliation, originally in as early as the mid-second century. Its provenience is unknown, but it could have been composed in Egypt.