The young rich is Josephus of Arimathea

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The young rich is Josephus of Arimathea

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3. Now at the same time that certain young men of the village Dabaritta, who kept guard in the great plain, laid snares, for Ptolemy, who was Agrippa’s and Bernice’s steward, and took from him all that he had with him, among which things there were a great many costly garments, and no small number of silver cups, and six hundred pieces of gold, yet were they not able to conceal what they had stolen, but brought it all to Josephus, to Taricheæ. Hereupon he blamed them for the violence they had offered to the king and queen, and deposited what they brought to him with Eneas, the most potent man of Taricheæ, with an intention of sending the things back to the owners at a proper time; which act of Josephus brought him into the greatest danger; for those that had stolen the things had an indignation at him, both because they gained no share of it for themselves, and because they perceived beforehand what was Josephus’s intention, and that he would freely deliver up what had cost them so much pains, to the king and queen. These ran away by night to their several villages, and declared to all men that Josephus was going to betray them: they also raised great disorders in all the neighbouring cities, insomuch that in the morning an hundred thousand armed men came running together; which multitude was crowded together in the hippodrome at Taricheæ, and made a very peevish clamour against him; while some cried out, That “they should depose the traitor;” and others, That “they should burn him.” Now John irritated a great many, as did also one Jesus, the son of Sapphias, who was then governor of Tiberias.

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/josephus/war-2.html

Both the young rich and Josephus were reluctant "friends" of a Jesus. Coincidence?

Hence also the "young man dressed in a white robe" at the tomb is Josephus. The latter sends the disciples to Galilee of Gentiles.

Now, if 'Galilee' of Gentiles is the Roman Empire, then this would imply that Josephus was someway behind the first missionary journeys of Paul in Greece and Rome.

This would fit the "we passages" source of Acts, where we have Paul in company of Joseph Barnabas, aka Josephus.
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Both the "young rich" and Josephus fled and changed side:

A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

(Mark 14:51-55)
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Given all this evidence of background:
  • Josephus who wants for himself the treasure, provoking the hostility of John of Gischala and Jesus b. Sapphat against him,

    ...who becomes in the magical story the young rich so reluctant to give his treasure to the poor,
  • Josephus who betrayed the Zealots and becomes a Roman citizen...

    ...who becomes in the magical story the young naked who fled from the Romans
  • Josephus who saves a Zealot from the crucifixion

    ...who becomes in the magical story Joseph of Arimathea who removes Jesus from the cross
  • Josephus who allowed to Paul to go with him (= Joseph Barnabas) in Rome

    ...who becomes in the magical story the young at the empty tomb
  • ...Josephus who had covert dealings in secret with Jesus b. Sapphat

    ...who becomes in the magical story called 'Secret Mark' the young naked who

    ...remained with him that night, for Jesus thaught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God.

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