Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives is a hill to the east of the Old City. Although today it is primarily an Arab settlement, the Mount of Olives marks many of locations of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and later his betrayal and ascension to Heaven. Jews also believed that their Messiah will arrive from the Mount of Olives, and that those buried there will be the first resurrected.

A view of the Old City and West Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives:

My mom, sister, and me at the top:

We visited all of the sites on the mount but I’ve already blogged about some (Gethsamane, the Church of Dominus Flevit), so check those out if you haven’t already.

~ by jonathanmtsai on March 26, 2011.

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