https://vridar.org/2018/10/13/jesus-fro ... n-a-cross/Before the gospel was written, the view of the death of Jesus that was set out in 1 Cor 2:8 aligned with the same narrative we read in the Ascension of Isaiah: the Prince of this world, Satan and his archangels, killed the Lord of Glory and hung him up on a cross;
The Ascension of Isaiah, in a Latin manuscript, conforms with the standard Jewish law that an executed criminal’s body would be hung on a tree as a public warning; that is, the hanging of a body on the tree an act that followed the execution; this was the standard Jewish understanding of what it meant for a body to be cursed by hanging on a tree;
In one manuscript line of the Gospel of Mark Jesus is said to have called out at his moment of death, “My God, my God, why have you cursed me?” — thus adhering to what Paul wrote about the fate of the Son of God;
before killed by the demons (how?), and only after his corpse was crucified: this would be the original myth, according to this Mythicist.
Now, in the Talmud we have that Jesus ben Stada was before stoned, and after his corpse was hung on the tree.
In the Gospels, the surprising fact is that we have Judas who died hunging himself on the tree.
But not only this is surprising.
Note the sequence of actions:
1) Judas “threw the money” into the temple
2) Judas hungs on a tree and dies.
3) the scribes buy the Potter's field.
The act of throwing the money remembers closely the act of stoning someone.
And it is highly ironic that Judas is “stoning” the physical temple of Jerusalem, when the spiritual temple is Jesus.
Hence, according to separationism, it is not the spiritual Christ who is crucified, but the carnal Jesus.
Therefore here what can be seen in nuce is the stoning of the same Jesus, at least in the eyes of the his enemies.
But then something of very strange happens: who is hung on a tree is Judas, and not Jesus.
Secret Alias, in a rare moment of Buddhistic illumination by him, revealed that the “Potter” is the Demiurge.
Hence here have in short the original Gnostic myth: the demons stoned Jesus and hung him on a tree, and in this way Jesus ransoms the souls from the Demiurge (YHWH) who had them previously in the his possession.
Against this Gnostic myth, the Judaizers invented the legend of a Judas who was really “cursed” by hanging on a tree. Something as:
Curiously, the Muslims argue that the crucified on a Roman cross was Judas, not Jesus!