The brief temptation narrative in Mark 1:12-13 recalls the Garden of Eden.
At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Instead of a garden, there is a wilderness, a desert, the land of dust and thorns into which Adam and his descendants were driven (ἐκβάλλω in the LXX). The beasts (θηρίον) are there, as they were in the garden. In the present wilderness, however, the beasts are more of a threat than the garden companions envisioned in Genesis 2:18-19 (θηρίον in the LXX).
Temptation occurs in both the garden and the wilderness. The tempter, now, is no mere serpent but Satan himself. If Adam could not stand against the serpent in the lush and peaceful garden, how can Jesus possibly hope to stand in the anti-garden, where everything in the environment weighs against human flourishing.
Despite the desert, the beasts and the temptations of Satan himself, the new Adam is driven (ἐκβάλλω) by the Spirit and defended by angels. He carries the battle with Satan out of the desert wilderness into towns and villages of Galilee.