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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    oil-press, the name of an olive-yard at the foot of the Mount of
    Olives, to which Jesus was wont to retire (Luke 22:39) with his
    disciples, and which is specially memorable as being the scene
    of his agony (Mark 14:32; John 18:1; Luke 22:44). The plot of
    ground pointed out as Gethsemane is now surrounded by a wall,
    and is laid out as a modern European flower-garden. It contains
    eight venerable olive-trees, the age of which cannot, however,
    be determined. The exact site of Gethsemane is still in
    question. Dr. Thomson (The Land and the Book) says: "When I
    first came to Jerusalem, and for many years afterward, this plot
    of ground was open to all whenever they chose to come and
    meditate beneath its very old olivetrees. The Latins, however,
    have within the last few years succeeded in gaining sole
    possession, and have built a high wall around it...The Greeks
    have invented another site a little to the north of it...My own
    impression is that both are wrong. The position is too near the
    city, and so close to what must have always been the great
    thoroughfare eastward, that our Lord would scarcely have
    selected it for retirement on that dangerous and dismal
    night...I am inclined to place the garden in the secluded vale
    several hundred yards to the north-east of the present

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Gethsemane, a very fat or plentiful vale