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Katelyn Harrison
New Testament
Steve MacArthur
1 April 2013
The Temptation When I realized what the assignment for this first paper was I was actually very excited. I love the temptations of Jesus it he Bible. I believe it shows such strength, courage, and trust in God. Jesus in the Temptation of his shows how we can follow God even in the hardest of times. Temptations are always present in every aspect of life and these passages help us to use them to our advantage when we all face temptation as well. Something I have not done until this class is really delve into the word of God in the way I did for this assignment. Comparing and contrasting the passages, in each book of the Bible, learning to comprehend the different meanings between the books. The differences and similarities between the books stand out in some ways and in other ways are very hidden. This is the part that I enjoyed were I was able to dig into the Bible and not just see it as a religious text but also a history text. Similarities between Matthew and Luke are most apparent. In Matthew and Luke they both have the same accounts of the temptations of Jesus. In these two books they both mention that Jesus was tempted for 40 days. The literal meaning of 40 days is not so true. In many times the Bible mentions about 40 days, 40 nights, and 40 years, so it is seen as a very long time not necessarily exactly 40 days. Matthew and Luke also mention that the angels took care of Jesus. Mark was not so similar except that all three accounts mention that the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness. Differences were pretty apparent in all three passages. First of all Mark gives only a small account of the temptation. Where Matthew and Luke both spell out all three temptations, except that they are in a different order. In Matthew the order is to turn stone into bread, then jump off the temple, then...

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