ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

 

The Garden of Gethsemane and the Cave of Gethsemane


Jan 2006

The yellow circle to the lower left indicates the location of the Cave of Gethsemane, where tradition stated Jesus hid with his disciples the night of his arrest.  The building is near the entrance to cave.  Gethsemane meant olive oil press in Aramaic.  The olive trees to the left of the Church of All Nations (right) were some of the oldest on the Mt. of Olives.  This area in the vicinity of the grotto was named the Garden of Gethsemane as a probable location for the Biblical text below.  The church to the right was about a stone's throw from the cave.  Jesus was up late keeping watch, his disciples were asleep.  When Jesus went to warn them of the police approaching, they were unable to get up.

Mark 14 -- ASV

 32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
 33
He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
 34
"My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."
 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.
 36
"Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."
 37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?
 38
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
 39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
 40
When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. 
 41
Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
 42
Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"

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John 18

 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, [in the Kidron Valley was an intermittent stream during the rainy season], where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples.

 


Garden of Gethsemane/Church of All Nations - Monk Picking Olives  c. 1920-1933 (LOC Collection)


Rare Snowfall on the  Mt. of Olives 1942 (LOC Collection)

Website with information about the Church history of the Garden of Gethsemane

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     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
    
Chukar Partridges
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue
The Fig Tree
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     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
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     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
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     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
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Tower of Siloam
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Mt. Precipice
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Capernaum

Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida      
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
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