Olive Trees at Gethsemane on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel - Encircle Photos

10 Olive Trees at Gethsemane on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel

Gethsemane is a Hebrew word for oil press. This implies the olive trees grown along the ridge of Mount Olivet were harvested for oil used in lamps. At one time, the grove covered about 4,000 square feet. Today, there are eight knarred trees. Testing suggests they are 1,000 to 2,300 years old.

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Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

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