Ancient Gethsemane

Painted sketch of Gethsemane with her many olive trees. Gethsemane (Oil Press) was located just outside the wall of Jerusalem, at the base of the Mount of Olives about 100 yards beyond the bridge over the Brook Kedron. It was the place of Jesus' solitude with His disciples and the place of intense agony before His crucifixion. Many Biblical scholars place the Garden of Gethsemane a few hundred yards to the northeast of the traditional garden location.