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Gethsemane
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According to Mark 14:32 and Matt 26:36, after the Lord's Supper (Eucharist: I), Jesus went with his disciples to an otherwise unspecified estate, known as Gethsemane (Aram. gat šemānî, “oil press,” Grecized γεϑσημανί), Luke 22:39 speaks of an unspecified site “on the Mount of Olives,” and John 18:1 locates the arrest in a likewise unspecified garden beyond the Kidron (an allusion to 2 Sam 15:23?). Since 333, pilgrimage literature has located the site of the disciples who remained behind and of the arrest north of the Mount of Olives road (CChr.SL 175,17) and, si…

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Bieberstein, Klaus, “Gethsemane”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08600>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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