Re: Ambiguity

For excellent background to the gospel scene of Jesus in the wilderness
with wild animals, see now Richard Bauckham, "Jesus and the Wild Animals
(Mark 1:13):  A Christological Image for an Ecological Age," in J. B.
Green, M. Turner (eds.), _Jesus of Nazareth, Lord and Christ:  Essay on
the Historical Jesus and New Testament Christology_ (Grand Rapids:
Eerdmans, 1994), 3-21.
Larry Hurtado, Religion, Univ. of Manitoba