A-Z: General definitions: Wilderness


In the Old Testament wilderness is comparable to the word desert. It usually means a rocky, dry wasteland (Deuteronomy 2:7). It is also the traditional place of trial and temptation, as Jesus encountered after his baptism (Luke 4:1-13). In the Bible the wilderness is depicted as both a place of danger, deprivation and judgement, but also as the place where God meets the needs of his people and shows himself to them.

Related Topics

Big ideas: Journey of Faith, Exodus, pilgrims and sojourners; Temptation

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