Mount of Olives: Past and Present

Named after the olive groves that covers its slopes, this beautiful hill facing the old city of Jerusalem is recognized as a sacred setting in light of several, key Gospel episodes in the life of Jesus. ¬†Although at the present time this hill is surrounded by Jewish cemeteries and Christian chapels, the Mount of Olives brings to mind the beginning and end of Jesus’ public ministry.

nistry (Matthew 5:1; Acts 1:9-11).

About amartinez

Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.
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