Joshua (I:4), according to the text, was told by the Lord to cross the River Jordan:
“from the wilderness and this Lebanon (Mount Snowdon), even unto the Great River, Euphrates (North Sea), all the land of the Hittites
(Heth or Syrians), and unto the Great Sea (Atlantic), towards the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.”

The real Jerusalem stretched mainly from west (City of David) to east, to the Palace of Lebanon and the Garden of Gethsemane, on the
flank of the Mount of Olives. It was a long narrow city with another hill south of the High or Street of God, and later with Bezetha, the
“new city”, a suburb on its north, adjoining the pool of Bethesda. The Asiatic Jerusalem is erected on a hill, is square and squat rather
than long and narrow, with Mount Zion at its very south instead of in the west where it stood, and the Mount of Olives consisting of
four not very high hills whereas the original Mount of Olives dominated Jerusalem as King Arthur's Seat dominates Edinburgh.

12: The Mount of Olives, as we gather from the Scriptures, overlooked and dominated Jerusalem and was regarded as a sacred height. As
its name portends, it was planted with olive groves and also had oaks and myrtle trees. On a flank of it lay the King's Gardens belonging
to the former House of the Forest of Lebanon, built by Solomon, the later famous Garden of Gethsemane. King Solomon, after
completing his temple, erected his own house or palace near the Mount of Olives. It was by no means solely a royal residence, but here
he administered the law and held court for the hearing of causes and pleas, where he became so greatly renowned for his wisdom. It
had two quadrangular pillars and a court of prodigious size wherein the king, seated on a throne of ivory, delivered judgment. It was
called, perhaps colloquially, the House of the Forest of Lebanon, because it was built of oaks and cedars from that renowned area. It was
Solomon's "own house" (I Kings 7:1). The Jewish Targum places it near the city, and its gardens lay alongside the Mount of Olives and
were watered by the brook Gihon.

LEBANON

EXCERPTS FROM THE GREAT DECEPTION