* the ascent.
Zec 14:4 Lu 19:29,37 21:37 22:39 Ac 1:12
* mount Olivet.
Mount Olivet, so called from its abounding with olive trees,
is situated east of Jerusalem, being separated from it only by
the valley of Jehoshaphat and the brook Kidron. Josephus says
it is five stadia, i.e., 625; geometrical paces from Jerusalem;
and St. Luke (Ac 1:12) says it is a Sabbath day's journey, or
about eight stadia distant, i.e., to the summit. It forms
part of a ridge of limestone hills, extending from north to
south for about a mile; and it is described as having three,
or, according to others, four summits; the central and highest
of which overlooks the whole of the city, over whose streets
and walls the eye roves as if in the survey of a model.
* and wept as he went up. Heb. going up and weeping.
Ps 42:3-11 43:1,2,5 Lu 19:41
* his head covered.
This custom was only practised by persons in great distress,
or when convicted of great crimes. Thus Darius, when informed
by Tyriotes, the eunuch, that his queen was dead, and that she
had suffered no violence from Alexander, covered his head, and
wept a long time; then throwing off the garment that covered
him, he thanked the gods for Alexander's moderation and
19:4 Es 6:12 Jer 14:3,4
Isa 20:2,4 Eze 24:17,23
Ps 126:5,6 Mt 5:4 Ro 12:15 1Co 12:26