Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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https://vridar.org/2018/10/13/jesus-fro ... n-a-cross/
If the hanging of Jesus on a tree, in the original myth, reflected an anti-nomian conflict between the Creator and Jesus (especially if the latter was the revealer Serpent and giver of the Gnosis), then a Roman crucifixion could work very well as the his Judaizing contrary: any Jewish Messianist was victim of Rome, because he had only YHWH "as his Lord and Master". The "prince of this world" ceases to be the Creator and becomes the evil Beliar working behind the kittim. Remember that the chief worldly allies of Beliar are the 'Kittim': the Romans.
This fits with the strong possibility, in my view, that, in the Earliest Gospel, Jesus was crucified by the Romans and only by the Romans.
The his answer to Pilate, "TU DICES", was meant as an arrogant answer.
The his silence before Pilate was meant as full of hatred against his Pagan judge.
In this sense his silence before Pilate remembers the false "pacifism" of the essenes.
His rapid death on the cross, with relative surprise by Pilate, was meant as a partial revenge prefiguring the same imminence of the Parusia.
(Even so, the first evangelist had to esorcize the risk that some readers continued to see the same Creator behind the killers of Jesus).
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.