¶Of the hill Oliuet. Cap. 28.
MOunt Oliuet is a Mount in Iurye nigh Ierusalem, and had that name for most plentie of Oliues, that growe therein. Therefore Austen super Iohn, calleth it the mount of lyght, the mount of fatnesse and of feeding, the mount of medicine, of curation and of helpe. And he sayth so, because of great plentie of Olyues that growe therein. And ye fruit of them is vnctueus, shining and liking, for as Isidore sayth, the oyle of Oliues riseth out of bitternesse of the roote, into the féeding of lyght, into medicine of wounds, and into refreshing and feeding of the hungry. At the foote of this mount Oliuet runneth a brooke that is called, Torrentem Cedron, betwéene the drink thereof, and the mount was an Orth∣ard, in which our Lord oft times ente∣red because of prayer and rest, and there was he first taken in a garden, that is called Gethseman, as it is sayd Ioh. 19. For in the foote of that hill, fast by the brooke Torrentem Cedron, was some∣time a lyttle towne, that is called Geth∣semany, and yet that time there wer or∣chards of that towne, as Austen sayth, and ofte our Lord vsed that place of or∣chards. And that mount was in ye East side of the Temple, and therefore it was beshined of the sun rising in the morew side, and of light shining of the Temple in the euen tide by night. And therefore it was worthelye called the mount of light, for it receiued light both of heauen and of the Temple: and also it gaue to other plenty of oyle and matter of lyght, as Aust. sayth. In this mount was a li∣tle stréet, that was called Bethphage, that longed to the Priests In the side of this Hill was a Citie that was called Bethania, that was the Citie of Martha, of Lazarus, and of Mary, as the Glose sayth super Math. 21. And out of this Mount our Lord ascended vp into Hea∣uen, and shal appeare at the day of dome about the same mount, as it is sayde, Actes. 1. Both in the ferte, and in the Glose. In this mount Salomon build∣ed Temples & high places, as it is sayd. 3. Regum. 9. cap. And therefore it is cal∣led mount Oliuet, that was the mount of forgiuenes and of mercie. And it was called the mount of offence and of tres∣passe, for as it to said 4. Reg. 23. in those mounts Salomon offended and trespassed against his owne God.