A mountainridge east of and adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem, a holy place for both Judaism and Christianity.
Origin of mount-of-olives
Named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.
Mount-of-olives Sentence Examples
On the mount of Olives are the Russian church, tower and hospice, near the chapel of the Ascension; the French Paternoster church; the Carmelite nunnery; and the Russian church of St Mary Magdalene, near Gethsemane.
Wizards and impostors persuaded the multitude to follow them into the desert, and an Egyptian, claiming to be a prophet, led his followers to the Mount of Olives to see the walls of Jerusalem fall at his command.
We can trace the presence of Armenian convents on the Mount of Olives as early as the 5th century.