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situation changed following the 1967 Six-  Mount of Olives is the only mountain referred   New Testament Scriptures also make a clear
           Day War when Israel captured the region and   to as “The Mountain” by pilgrims arriving to   connection to the Mount of Olives when
           established  Israeli  sovereignty  over  Temple   Jerusalem,  pointing  to  its  significance  from   referring  to  the  Second  Coming  of  Jesus
           Mount and the Mount of Olives.     ancient times.                      when the angels told the disciples upon the
                                                                                  Mountain of Olives: “Men of Galilee, why do
           Geography of the Mount of Olives The future of the Mount of Olives     you stand gazing up into heaven? This same
           The Mount of Olives is actually a moderate   Both Old and New Testament Scriptures   Jesus, who was taken up from you into
           size mountain range extending from Mount   position  the  mountain  for  significant  future   heaven, will so come in like manner as you
           Scopus in the north to the slopes of the   events. According to the prophet Zachariah,   saw Him go into heaven…’” (Acts 1:10-11).
           Kidron Valley in the south. Though not large   the Mount of Olives is the very location upon
           in dimensions compared to other famous   which the God of Israel will step down upon   In other words, Christians have a strong
           mountains  around  the  world,  it  offers  a   when He comes to earth to bring victory   reason to expect that Jesus’ return will take
           breathtaking view of Jerusalem to the west   during the final war and establish His global   place upon the Mount of Olives, while the
           and of the wilderness of Judea and the   rule of peace and justice.    Jewish nations expects the God of Israel
           Dead Sea to the east. Composed mostly                                  to  stand  upon  this  mountain  at  the  end  of
           of limestone rock and covered with a layer   As it is written: "There the LORD will go forth   days. However it’s going to work out, the
           of rich soil, the Mount of Olives is known as   and fight against those nations, as He fights   Mountain of Olives is promised an exciting
           fertile ground for growing olives, famous for   in the day of battle. And in that day His feet   and prominent position in the coming days
           their exquisite flavors            will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces   for all people of faith.
                                              Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of
           The mountain has three prominent summits:   Olives shall be split in two, from east to west,
           Mount Scopus (826 meters), Mount of Olives   making a very large valley... And the LORD
           itself (816 meters), and Mount of Anointment   shall be King over all the earth. In that day
           in the south (743 meters). Though not the   it shall be, ‘The LORD is one, and His name   Reuven Doron,
                                                                                  Director of Ministry Relations,
           tallest mountain in the Jerusalem region, the   one.’” (Zachariah 14).  SAR-EL TOURS

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