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Gethsemane (gĕth-sĕm'a-ne), oil press. A place across the Kidron and at the foot of Olivet, noted as the scene of our Lord's agony. John 18:1; Mark 14:26; Luke 22:39. A garden or orchard was attached to it, and it was a place to which Jesus frequently resorted. Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32; John 18:2. Tradition, since the fourth century, has placed it on the lower slope of Olivet, about 100 yards east of the bridge over the Kedron.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Gethsemane'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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