Gethsemane

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Gethsemane

(gĕthsĕm`ənē), olive grove or garden, E of Jerusalem, near the foot of the Mount of Olives. In the Gospels, it is the scene of the agony and betrayal of Jesus. A number of sites in the area of the Garden are tended by representatives of the Christian tradition. The Franciscan Basilica of the Agony is built over the ruins of a 4th-century church.

Gethsemane

scene of Christ’s agony over impending death. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36–45; Mark 14:32–41]

Gethsemane

New Testament the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36--56)