Are the Gospel writers referring to the same place?
Which is it? Did they go to the Mount of Olives, or the Garden of Gethsemane? Or is it the same place?
The Mount of Olives is part of a mountain range that separates Jerusalem from the Judaean desert. This particular “mountain” is the central peak, and resembles a large rocky hill. It was once a place of many olive trees.
The Garden of Gethsemane is a garden that sits at the base of the Mount of Olives. The name literally means “oil press” and is another reference to the presence of olive tress in the area.
To answer the question, after the Last Supper, Jesus and his disciples walked to the Mount of Olives, and more specifically, the Garden of Gethsemane that sits at its base.
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