Temptation of Christ  

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The temptation of Christ is detailed in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. According to these texts, after being baptized, Jesus fasted for forty days and nights in the desert. During this time, the devil appeared to Jesus and tempted him. Jesus having refused each temptation, the devil departed and angels came and brought nourishment to Jesus.

Parallels in Other Religions

In Buddhist tradition, the god of Illusion tempts the Buddha in various ways, including urging him to transform the Himalayas into gold.

In Egyptian tradition, Horus fled to the desert and was tempted by Set, the Egyptian God of evil and chaos. Much like Jesus, Horus resisted the temptation (though not before being blinded in one eye).

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