Given that his reported sayings are ambiguous to say the least in relation to his claiming divinity, this goes to the heart of how Xtians should perceive this meddlesome Jew. If he knew he was God, then all the suffering and angst ('Father, why have you forsaken me'? et al) is merely 2000 year old melodrama. He obviously knew he had no problems getting past some temporal physical pain, with certain paradise waiting on the other side? Who in history could have claimed such inside knowledge? Given his magical abilities to know the future, what did he sacrifice? Why would he bat an eyelid at a few nails and thorns? Unless of course he was what a non supernatural prism would reveal... a devout reformist human Jew.