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Temptation

Terror (See HORROR.)
apple
as fruit of the tree of knowledge in Eden, has come to epitomize temptation. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
forbidden fruit
God prohibits eating from Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 2:16–17]
Potiphar’s wife
tried to induce Joseph to lie with her. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
quince
symbol of temptation [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Satan
offers world to Jesus in exchange for His obeisance. [N.T.: Matthew 4:8–11]
serpent
coaxes Eve to eat forbidden fruit. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–5]
Zuleika
name given in Arabian legend to Potiphar’s wife, who vainly tempted Joseph. [Arab. Legend: Benét, 1117]
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Today, as we recall the temptation of Jesus, told ever so succinctly by Mark, the narrative invites our reflection upon how each of us contends with this struggle in our own lives.
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