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I believe that ‘;Josephus’; was merely a nom de plume, and in any case there is no evidence that he wrote Mark. The parallel you cite is weak in that it is unconfirmed by being connected to other parallels or to an overall sequence. The ‘;three crucified, one survives’; parallel is confirmed by the numerous parallels in the two crucifixion stories and its place in the overall sequence. _Joe Atwill