Thanks Duane. You always come up with the answers..."...Though we cannot imagine exactly what the Manifestations of the remote past were like, we can be sure of two things have been able to reach their fellow-men in a normal manner- as Bahá'u'lláh reached His generation, and They were sent from God and thus Divine Beings. The crucifixion as recounted in the New Testament is correct. The meaning of the Qur'ánic version is that the spirit of Christ was not Crucified. There is no conflict between the two.
(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, July 14, 1943)
(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 491)
So, one of my logical possibilities -- (3) that this verse has another meaning that is not obvious -- is how the "apparent" conflict is resolved.