Bill Mounce

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Did Jesus Need to be Driven into the Desert? (Mark 1:12)

There are two words in Mark 1:12 that can be translated two different ways, and they both produce a different translation. Is Mark really picturing Jesus as a man in charge, "immediately" going from one thing to another? And did the Holy Spirit need to "drive" Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan, as if Jesus didn't want to go?


Holy Spirit did not drive Jesus and his Apostles out to the desert.