Debatable references also include the names, “The Mount of Offense,” “Mount of Corruption,” “Mount of Sandal,” and “Mount of Evil Counsel.”
These names were used in terms of the idolatrous places of worship, including those that King Solomon built for his foreign wives.
Another possible passage in Ezekiel speaks of where the Holy Spirit came to rest after departing from the Temple.
Jewish tradition held that the Spirit tarried there for three and one-half years awaiting Israel’s repentance.
Direct references to the mountain during the time of Christ are also present and several indirect references exist as well.
Aside from the passion week, the home of Mary and Martha and the events surrounding their home occurred somewhere in proximity to Bethany, which is on the east side of the Mount of Olives.
It is also probable that the raising of Lazarus, the cursing of the fig tree, the teaching of moving a mountain by faith, when Christ sent His disciples to go into Jerusalem, the place of Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (probably on the west side of Olivet) and Judas’ betrayal of Jesus were all somewhere in proximity to the Mount of Olives.