Helication instead of Crucifixion

"As Moses lifted up the Serpent [S`rap] in the Wilderness, even so shall the Son of Man be lifted up".

this "Son of Man" (who is a different person from Iesous Khristos) may be identical with the Drakon of the Apokalupsis.

The S`rap (as worshipped by Franciscans, etc.) is usually depicted a "drakon" (S-VI) draped helically along a vertical rod.

Helical is the growth of Brussel-sprouts (MMM) along their stalk = the cabbage-stalk whereon Yes^uwa< was crucified according to (JONT, p. 127) the Toldo^t Yes^uwa<, a fact deducible from Tertullianus "(197-198 A.D., the Bishop of Carthage thus rhetorically addresses the Jews ("De Spect.," xxx.)" (DJL, cap. XV).

Yes^uwa< by-passed iron hounds (as cited by Martin Luther from "the 14th century Carthusian Salvatus Porchetus" L&J, X 1543)

iron hounds (ThGWM, p. 202) must be by-passed in the after-death journey by souls of the dead (according to a form of the Daoist Book of the Dead; cf. also the Ks.itigarbha Purva-Pranidhana Sutra, cap. 3 -- KPS).

S-VI = http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=488&letter=S#1616

MMM = http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/maninmoon.html

JONT = Robert E. Van Voorst : Jesus Outside the New Testament. 2000.

DJL = G. R. S. Mead : Did Jesus Live 100 B.C.? http://altreligion.about.com/library/texts/bl_mead100bc19.htm

L&J = http://www.ntrmin.org/Luther%20and%20the%20Jews%20(Web).htm#c3

ThGWM = Lorena Laura Stookey : Thematic Guide to World Mythology. 2004.

KPS = http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?p=23171