I have got to remind you that I am not asserting that Jesus survived the cross; only that the probability is there. Therefore, faith
is necessary to make it 100% that he did die on the cross. But we must be aware that he was not the only Jew to be crucified. And Josphus wrote that it was not uncommon that many lingered on the cross for days even up to three of four still alive. Since Jesus was taken off his cross after a few hours, the probability is there that he survived.