Matthew, Chapter 27b
The Beating and Crucifixion of Yeshu, Versions that Differ from the Orthodox.
2nd Century Christian teacher Basilides claims Yeshu not crucified on cross, but that it was someone else.
The Quran also brings down this tradition. Arabian Jews who influenced Muhammad might very well have been Ebionite/Nazareans, which might explain their betrayal of him. This group caused trouble for Israel, it would only be fitting for them to cause trouble for the Arabs as well.
An in-depth reading from the book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail by M. Baigent, R. Leigh & H. Lincoln.
Was the crucifixion a hoax, many details about the present rendition of the story suggest it is so.
Who was Joseph of Arimathea? Where was Golgotha? Why was yeshu crucified on private property away from the public eye, and not in the normal local for Roman executions?
The two crucified by Yeshu's side were not thieves (whose crime is not punishable by death), but rather they were insurrectionists fighting Rome.
Yeshu was beaten and mocked as the King of the Jews in a typical expression of Jew-hatred, antisemitism, the same which is so common today.