In my opinion your notion is quite plausible. Perhaps I should have gone into this vein in CM, but I wanted to present its ideas solely within the empirical confines of just the Gospels and Wars of the Jews. I stayed within those familar texts so as to make it as easy as possible for readers to follow my train of thought regarding what would be for most of them a new idea. Obviously the typology in the Gospels is merely one point within an entire hidden world.
One of the things that CM does show is that the ruling class had a sense of humor about hoi polio.
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