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The Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where the gospels report Jesus prayed prior to being arrested and crucified. Gethsemane comes from an Aramaic word meaning “oil press.” [Bruce Metzger and Michael D. Coogan The Oxford Companion to the Bible, p. 253 (1993)] The Garden of Gethsemane was an olive grove and its name suggests it was a place where olives were pressed and processed into oil.

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