Who wrote down the story of Jesus in the Desert?
One of the most famous stories of Jesus is his temptation by Satan in the desert. It’s told in three of the gospels – here’s the passage in Matthew.
According to the text Jesus goes out into the desert to fast and was tempted by the devil. As we know the devil was unsuccessful. It’s a great story of conquering temptation.
However I’ve often wondered who wrote down the story (with all its detail)? It seems unlikely that the devil would somehow record his failure – so seems it could only be Jesus and it seems quite a personal experience for him to be telling to people.