In the Book of Zechariah the Mount of Olives is identified as the place from which God will begin to redeem the dead at the end of days. For this reason, Jews have always sought to be buried on the mountain, and from Biblical times to the present day the mountain has been used as a cemetery for the Jews of Jerusalem. There are an estimated 150,000 graves on the Mount, including those of many famous figures such as Zechariah (who prophesied there), Yad Avshalom, and a host of great rabbis from the 15th to the 20th centuries including Abraham Isaac Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Major damage was suffered while the Mount was occupied by Jordan between the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and 1967, with Jordanians using the gravestones from the cemetery for construction of roads and army latrines, including gravestones from millennia-old graves. After the Six-Day War, the Israelis painstakingly repatriated as many of the surviving gravestones as possible. The modern neighbourhood of A-Tur is located on the mountain's summit.
Mount of Olives
The Free Jerusalem Encyclopedia
For Christianity, no mountain hold more far-reaching importance and sentiment than Olivet, or the mount of Olives; where Jesus spend more time during his mission in Jerusalem. Mount of Olives is first mentioned in the Bible when king Daivd, fleeing from Absalom. "went up by the ascent og Mount Olivet" (II Sam. 15:30).
This famous mountain, referred to in the Talmud as Har Hamishcha (Mount of Oil)
The Mount of Olives (also Mount Olivet), Hebrew Har HaZeitim Arabic, Jebel ez-Zeitun, Jebel et-Tur, "Mount of the Summit") is a mountain ridge to the east of Jerusalem. It is named from the olive trees with which its sides are clothed. At the foot of the mountain is the Gardens of Gethsemane where Jesus stayed in Jerusalem, according to tradition. The Mount of Olives is the site of many important events.
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Jerusalem: The Mount of Olives
David leaves Jerusalem trying to flee from Absalom (Samuel II 15:30-32).
Solomon builds a palace on the hill near Jerusalem (Kings I 11:7-8).
The glory of the Lord stood upon the mountain that is on the east side of the city (Ezekiel 11:23).
Jesus enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-16).
The agony of Jesus in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:30-56).
The ascension of Jesus (Luke 24:50, Acts 1:4-12).
Jesus prophesies the destruction of the Temple (Mark 13:3).
Jesus went to the Mount of Olives, and his Disciples followed... (Luke 22:39).
The appearance of Jesus and the fulfillment of the prophecies (Ezekiel 11:23, Zacharias 14:4).
The peak of the Mount of Olives from which Jesus rose to heaven (Luke 24:50, 51).
The place of ascension Church (Luke 21:37).
Pater Noster Church (Eleona).
Mount of Olives - Jewish Cemetery
From biblical times until today, Jews have been buried on the Mount of Olives. There are an estimated 150,000 graves on the Mount, including tombs traditionally associated with Zechariah_(Hebrew_prophet)> and Avshalom (Absalom). Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar, author of Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh, is also buried there. Important rabbis from the 15th to the 20th centuries are buried there, among them Abraham Isaac Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, and his son Zvi Yehuda Kook. Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin asked to be buried on the Mount of Olives near the grave of Etzel member Meir Feinstein, rather than Mount Herzl national cemetery.
Mount of Olives
This is probably Jerusalem's most famous lookout point, overlooking the Temple Mount, Gethsemane, the Old City and the modern city. Recommended visiting time: Morning.
"And as he set upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these thing be? And wjat shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the worlds?" (Matthew 24:3)