Mount Olivet; Mount of Offense
Named from the groves of olive-trees which grew there.
Range of hills east of Jerusalem, terminating in the Mount of Offence.
Tradition locates there Solomon's idolatrous shrines (4 Kings 23).
In David's time there was a holy place dedicated to God (2 Kings 15).
The Mount is venerated by Christians as a favorite resort of Our Lord during the last days of His public life; it is the spot where He wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19) and prophesied its ruin and the end of the world (Matthew 24).
New Catholic Dictionary