Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 014
- (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
- Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
James in Hebrew is Jacob meaning usurper. Jesus is the usurping second son, the second man, or second Adam who got the inheritance that the first Adam (Ishamel, Esau) lost. Since Jesus will never leave us, we are still to turn to him to be our leader. The Righteous Usurping Second Son.