The scene of the temptation of our Lord is generally supposed to have been the mountain of Quarantania (q.v.), "a high and precipitous wall of rock, 1,200 or 1,500 feet above the plain west of Jordan, near Jericho."
Temptation is common to all ( Daniel 12:10 ; Zechariah 13:9 ; Psalms 66:10 ; Luke 22:31 Luke 22:40 ; Hebrews 11:17 ; James 1:12 ; 1 Peter 1:7 ; 4:12 ). We read of the temptation of Joseph ( Genesis 39 ), of David ( 2 Samuel 24 ; 1 Chronicles 21 ), of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 32:31 ), of Daniel ( Daniel 6 ), etc. So long as we are in this world we are exposed to temptations, and need ever to be on our watch against them.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Temptation". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".