The episode of the temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness is without meaning, read in the its own value, since even a child (sic) can realize easily who is the bad and who is the good of the episode. But what can any reader gain from a so simple and ridiculous episode?
But really even a so innocuous story has hidden a more complex meaning, a meaning that goes against directly all our old views about the Gospels.
(Jean Magne, La naissance de Jésus-Christ, p. 22, my free translation)
Hence the Satan of the story is the euhemerization of the OT god made deliberately just by a devoted worshiper of that same god!
...Just as the man Jesus is the euhemerization of a previous deity.
We are said: no one would denigrate his divinity, reducing it to a mere man (=meaning of euhemerization).
But here we have an example of a pious Judaizer (“Mark”) who reduced deliberately the his same god - the Creator - to the role of Satan himself (!), in order to make clearer that Jesus adored that same Creator, and not another deity foreign to Judaism.
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.