Only in the Markan gospel (1:13) do we find that the Lord Jesus Christ “was with the wild beasts” (ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων) in the wilderness during his temptation by Satan.
13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. KJV, 1769
ΙΓʹ καὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ Σατανᾶ καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ TR, 1550
But, what did Mark wish to convey by that expression? Did he mean that the Lord Jesus Christ was surrounded and endangered by such wild beasts? Or, perhaps the Lord Jesus Christ was at peace with them (i.e., he had dominion over them)?