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Garden of Gethsemane
Ancient olive trees may be descended from those in the garden where the Savior prayed and sweat drops of blood as he began the Atonement.
This photograph of an aged olive tree was taken at the traditional site of the Garden of Gethsemane. The Savior prayed near here after leaving the upper room on the night of his betrayal.
Significant Events:
Here Jesus Christ began to suffer for the sins of mankind (Matt. 26:36-44; Mark 14:32-41; D&C 19:16-19). Following his prayer he was betrayed by Judas Iscariot, and his disciples temporarily forsook him following his arrest in the garden (Mark 14:50). (See Bible Dictionary, “Gethsemane.”)