11. Mount of Olives

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This view looks east on the Mount of Olives. The building in the foreground marks a possible site of the Garden of Gethsemane. On October 24, 1841, Elder Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles walked up the Mount of Olives and offered a prophetic prayer of dedication for the return of the children of Abraham and the building of the temple.

Significant Events: Rome destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70 as foretold by the Savior from the Mount of Olives (see JS—M 1:23). The Savior will yet stand on the Mount of Olives prior to His appearance to all of the world. (See Zech. 14:3–5; D&C 45:48–53; 133:19–20; BD Olives, Mount of.)