Arimathea or Arimathaea

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Arimathea in Fausset's Bible Dictionary. (Matthew 27:57). The birthplace or abode of the rich man Joseph, who, by Pilate's leave, which he "boldly" craved, casting away the "fear" which had previously kept him from open discipleship (Mark 15:43; John 19:38), buried our Lord's body in his own "new tomb" at Jerusalem. Arimathea, a "city of the Jews" (Luke's vague expression for the Gentiles, to whom no more precise information seemed needful: Luke 23:51) is possibly identical with Ramah, Samuel's birthplace, called Armathaim in the Septuagint (1 Samuel 1:1; 1 Samuel 1:19); but many associate it with Ramleh, on the road from Jaffa to Jerusalem. http://www.bible-history.com/faussets/A/Arimathea/

Ramathaim, Arimathea): 1 Macc. 11:34 (Ramathaim- RSV; Ramathem- KJV). The birthplace and sepulcher of Joseph in Judea. Here the body of Jesus was buried (Matt 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:51; John 19:38). Some scholars identifies it with the present Rentis (Jerome, Remphtis), once most probably Ramathaim-zophim (Rentis) located in the hill country of Ephraim, the home of Samuel, I Sam. 1:10; otherwise known as Ramah. In N.T. times Arimathea was situated NW of Jerusalem in the hill country of Ephraim. See Rathamin 

 

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John 19:38 - And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave [him] leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 

Mark 15:43 - Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 

Luke 23:51 - (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) [he was] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 

Matthew 27:57 - When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 

 

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