Tag: temptation in the wilderness

Satanological terminology in the Synoptics: Satan

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series The Yetzer in the Wilderness: Jesus and the Evil InclinationThree terms are used to describe Christ’s adversary in the Synoptic temptation accounts; ‘satan’ (ho satanas in Mark 1:12, with the vocative satana without the definite article only in Matthew 4:10), ‘the tempter’ (ho peirazwn, only in Matthew 4:3), and ‘the devil’ (ho diabolos). […]