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Mount of Olives
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mount of Olives
Olives, Mount of (מַעֲלֵה הַזֵּיתִים‎, ma'aleh hazzeithim; τὸ ὄρος τῶν ἐλαιῶν, to oros tōn elaiōn). Mountain with olive groves east of ancient Jerusalem, adjacent to the Temple Mount. The site of significant biblical events, including the triumphal entry, arrest, and ascension of Christ.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Olives, Mount of (Place)
OLIVES, MOUNT OF (PLACE) [Heb maʿălē hazzêtı̂m (מַעֲלֵ הַזֵּיתִים‎); har hazzêtı̂m (הַר הַזֵּיתִים); Gk to oros tōn elaiōn (το ὀρος των ἐλαιων); to oros kaloumenon elaiōn (το ὀρος καλουμενον ἐλαιων); tou elaiōnos (του ἐλαιωνος)]. A small ridge of three summits, about two miles long, the highest
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Olives, Mount of, Olivet
Olives, Mount of, Olivet. Prominent northsouth ridge in the Judean mountains lying due east of Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley. Three summits with two intervening valleys distinguish the mountain. The northern summit is Mt Scopus. To its south is a small saddle through which the ancient Roman road to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Olives, Mount of
Olives, Mount of [Heb har hazzêṯîm—‘the mountain of olive trees’ (Zec. 14:4), maʿalēh hazzêṯîm—‘the ascent of olive trees’ (2 S. 15:30); Gk tó óros tó̄n elaió̄n—‘the mountain of the olive trees’ (Mt. 21:1, etc.)]; OLIVET [Gk tó óros tó kaloúmenon elaió̄n—‘the mountain called “of olive
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Olives, Mount of
OLIVES, MOUNT OF Prominent ridge running north-south in the Judean mountains, lying due east of Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley. Three summits with two intervening valleys distinguish the mountain. The northern summit is Mt Scopus. To its south is a small saddle through which the ancient Roman road to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Olives, Mount Of
Olives, Mount of, a high hill to the east of Jerusalem. It is a relatively good area for growing olives in the poor land surrounding Jerusalem. An area of the mount was appropriately called Gethsemane (Heb., “oil press”), possibly a garden area where the fruit of the mount was processed (John 18:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mount of Olives
MOUNT OF OLIVES. The term is sometimes applied to the four hills E of Jerusalem which form a ridge running in a N-S direction. Popularly, it refers only to the central pair of these hills directly E of the temple area. The northernmost of the four hills is Mount Scopus. The southernmost is S of the road
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Olives, Mount of
OLIVES, MOUNT OF. Olivet, or the Mount of Olives, is a small range of four summits, the highest being 830 m, which overlooks Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from the E across the Kidron Valley and the Pool of Siloam. Thickly wooded in Jesus’ day, rich in the olives which occasioned its name, the mount
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Olives, Mount of (Place)
Olives, Mount ofA north-south ridge just E of Jerusalem. The ridge has three main summits, the northernmost of which is the highest, ca. 820 m. (2700 ft.) above sea level. This northern section has been identified as Mt. Scopus, meaning the mountain of the “lookout” (Josephus BJ 5.67–70). The central
Olivet
OlivetAlternate name for the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:12; Gk. elaiōn, “of olive trees”; from Lat. olivetu., “olive grove”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Olives, Mount of
Olives, Mount of (Heb. har hazzēṭîm; Gk. tó óros tṓn elaiṓn).† A high ridge about 4 km. (2.5 mi.) in length, part of the central north-south mountain range that runs through Palestine. It is characterized by three distinct summits overlooking Jerusalem across the Kidron valley, each with
Olivet
Olivet [ŏ lĭ vĕtˊ] (Gk. elaiṓn “of olive trees,” toú elaiṓnos “of the olive grove”; from Lat. olivetum “olive grove”). Alternate name for the Mount of Olives (Luke 19:29; 21:37; Acts 1:12). See olives, mount of.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Olives (Mount Of)
OLIVES (MOUNT OF) A mountain to the east of Jerusalem (Zech 14:4), on the other side of the Kidron Valley, rising about 2,500 feet above sea level. It seems to have been sacred from early times (cf. 2 Sam. 15:30, 32; Ezek. 11:23). Solomon built high places there for Ashtoreth, Chemosh and Milcom (2 Kgs.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Olives, Mount Of
OLIVES, MOUNT OF A hill to the east of Jerusalem that overlooks the city across the Kidron Valley and the river Kidron (2 Sam 15:30; Zech 14:4). Also called Olivet, the mount is famed for the large number of olive trees that grew there during the time of Jesus, although most of the trees were destroyed
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