Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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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.
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