In a recent presentation, Carrier refers to Philo's description of an angel named Jesus based on an Old Testament passage in Zachariah. Carrier doesn't appear to state the exact passages, but does briefly show "On the Confusion of Tongues/Languages 62-63, 146-7", and "On Dreams 1.215; etc"
Philo describes this angel named Jesus as having the following attributes -
- the first-born son of God
- the celestial image of God
- God's agent of creation
- God's celestial High Priest
Carrier says the attributes in that list correspond to particular NT epistle passages viz. -
- the first-born son of God --- Romans 8:29
- the celestial image of God - 2 Corinthians 4:4
- God's agent of creation ---- 1 Corinthians 8:6
- God's celestial High Priest -- Hebrews 2:17, 4:14, ...
The prophet Isaiah has a vision in which "God explains how [the angel] Jesus affects salvation". The earliest redaction of the Ascension of Isaiah has 'Jesus' stay in outer space though 'He' descends to just below the moon where 'He' is crucified by Satan. 'He' is buried there before 'He' is resurrected to appear to select followers to send them out as missionaries.
Carrier then, from 6.46, refers to 2 Peter 1:16 and 2 Peter 2:1.