Thanx. I cannot say that the Crucifixion motifs are not related. I may have more to say on this later. I just don't see it now. I see it as a false trail.
I feel that it is important to see the possible contributors to this literature and it appears very important to find first Suetonius and then Tacitus. Source documents for these histories would be critical to see the building of the Gospels and Josephus.
Minor correction: Leviticus 26 is the correct chapter on "What God Promises".
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