Jesus and the Wilderness
The wilderness figures prominently in prophecy.
Cruise around the internet for an explanation of the temptation in the wilderness, and you'll find all kinds of theories, some mundane and some outlandish. Here is one that falls somewhere in the middle:
I skimmed over 30 sites, and didn't see a single one draw any parallels between Jesus and Israel. Here is a quick note I made this morning to show my wife just why the Spirit would drive him into the wilderness.
Recall that Paul calls Israel's crossing of the Red Sea a baptism in 1 Corinthians 10:2, and Moses was on Sinai 40 days and nights. BOOM.