Wilderness Temptations

Wilderness Temptations

What was Jesus meditating on when he was in the wilderness for 40 days? It is speculation, but I like to think he was quoting Deuteronomy to himself and preparing for his public ministry. Why? Because when faced with the temptations, he only quotes from Deuteronomy 6 and 8, and they have surprising parallels with the Israelite history in the wilderness.