Hi Cyrus, Actually, I disagree with the entire premise. I have read the accounts of Christ's "3" temptations many times and the New Testament many times (and I'm in the process of another re-read at this time). There is no indication of a fourth temptation by the devil at the time of the other 3. There is an indication that, in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus struggled with himself and prayed that "this cup" (his crucifixion) might pass from him, but also that God's will be done in the matter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agony_in_the_Garden I don't see this as a temptation by the devil--nor is it presented as such. Likewise, I don't see this as a "temptation" to die as mankind's redeemer, but (if anything) the opposite. Dying on the cross as mankind's redeemer was part of his "job" in coming here. The agony in the garden is the agony of facing the anguish in his immediate future--including perhaps the alienation from the Father that it entailed--and going forward with it. In other words, I am not aware of any fact presented in any narrative that supports the idea of a "fourth" temptation by the devil. If anything, the "temptation" was to not go forward with the crucifixion and complete the redemption, not the opposite. Anyhow, authors and poets sometimes take liberties for the sake of making a valuable point. This is one of those times in my opinion. Cordially, S&S PS--Your English is excellent. It may not be your first language, but your command of the language is very good. PPS--I'd usually not cite to Wikipedia on a point like this, but I'm feeling too lazy at the moment to look up the verses myself.