Not only the Serpentists. Also the Jewish-Christian Elchasaites believed the same thing (=Christ appearing many times in the "real" earthly history):
So I think that Paul, by "born by woman, born under the law" (Gal 4:4), was insisting, against this diffuse tradition of multiple earthly appearances of Jesus, by claiming that Jesus was born only one time, precisely "in the fulness of time".
The "fulness of time" was a negative fulness, for Paul. It was the time of maximum power of the archons-demons. That time was when the Law was given ("born under the Law"). Not by god but by the archontic angels. (Precisely when Moses did and raised/impaled the serpent, de facto cursing him?).
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