But there is a tradition: On the Sabbath of the Passover feast Jeschu was hunged. But the herald went forth before him for the space of forty days, while he cried: 'Jeschu goeth forth to be executed because he has practised sorcery and seduced Israel and estranged them from God. Let any one who can bring forward any justifying plea for him come and give information concerning it.' But no justifying plea was found for him, and so he was hung on the Sabbath of the Passover festival. Ulla has said, But dost thou think that he belongs to those for whom a justifying plea is sought? He was a very seducer, and the All-merciful has said [Deut. xiii. 8]: 'Thou shall not spare him, nor conceal him.' However, in Jeschu's case it was somewhat different, for his place was near those in power."
http://gnosis.org/library/grs-mead/jesu ... /ch10.html
the last proposition:
However, in Jeschu's case it was somewhat different, for his place was near those in power
....to my knowledge, is translated (I should report later the source from Eric Laupot's book) so:
However, in Jeschu's case it was somewhat different, for his place was near the kingdom
What does it mean to be ''near the kingdom''
I can only think about the celestial
kingdom, out of the gate of which Jesus died according to Hebrews 13:12:
And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
The gate is also found in the Psalm 24:9:
Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Insofar the kingdom is the higher heavens, then Jeshu's place, according to the talmudist, was in the lower heavens, in the archontic territory where he suffered directly by hand of demons.