The Passage of Mark 13:9-13

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Even though Matthew was quite fascinating with his description in his passage, Luke was the motivational passage because of his Christology. Luke saw Jesus as the prophet, the one sent by God for the outcast, the merciful and compassionate one. Therefore, he gave a wider view or description of Jesus’ temptation. Mark's gospel author is unknow, but the Goespel very likely took shape in Rome in the late 60s. It was probably written c.66-70 CE when the Christian community was being persecuted for their supposed guilt in the great fire that destroyed much of the city in 64 CE which fits Jesus' supposed prophesies in Mark 13:9-13 that his followers would suffer hatred for his sake.
Right after Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, where he received the avowal of his Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus "like a dove" and a voice from heaven was heard to say, "You are my beloved Son; with whom I am well pleased" (Mark 1:9-11) He was instantly led by the Spirit into the wilderness where Jesus would be tempted, just before his ministry. All three Synoptic Gospels indicate that Jesus was "driven" or "led by the Spirit" into the wilderness in order to be tempted by…

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