Oil for the Messiah || A tour of Jerusalem’s ancient olive trees
Some say Jesus took shelter beneath these boughs. True or not, these ancient trees are evocative and beautiful.
It is said that when the Messiah comes — we should only live to see it — he will be anointed with olive oil. After all, that’s the meaning of the Hebrew word mashiach - messiah — “anointed one.” It is also said that he will arrive from the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem.