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It seems that the Archons knew
the effects of the crucifixion and therefore they wanted to prevent the crucifixion of Jesus.
But others say, “No, he betrayed him even though he was good, in accordance with the heavenly knowledge. For the archons knew,” they say, “that if Christ were surrendered to the cross the weaker power would be drained. And when Judas found this out,” they say, “he eagerly did everything he could to betray him, performing a good work for our salvation. And we must commend him and give him the credit, since the salvation of the cross was effected for us through him, and for that reason the revelation of the things on high.”
https://archive.org/stream/PanarionEpip ... E_djvu.txt
That the Archons in Paul (1 Cor 2:6-8) can't be at all human beings because only the demons could do that kind of reflections: no crucifixion == no defeat of the archons.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.