Ancient Arimathea - Map of New Testament Israel
AR`I-MA-THE`A (lion dead to the Lord), A city of Judea,
Luke 23:51 ; Matt, 27:57. Doubtless the Ramah of 1 Sam.
Arimathea in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a "city of the Jews" (Luke 23:51), the birth-place of Joseph
whose sepulchre our Lord was laid (Matt. 27:57, 60;
It is probably the same place as Ramathaim in Ephraim,
birth-place of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1, 19). Others
identify it with
Ramleh in Dan, or Rama (q.v.) in Benjamin (Matt.
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
Arimathea in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a lion dead to the Lord
Arimathea in Naves Topical Bible
Also called RAMAH. A town five miles north of Jerusalem
Mt 27:57; Mr 15:43; Lu 23:51; Joh 19:38
Arimathea in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(heights). Mt 27:57; Lu 23:51; Joh 19:38 St. Luke calls it "a
city of Judea." It is identified by many with the modern
Arimathea in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ar-i-ma-the'-a (Arimathaia): "A city of the Jews," the home of
Joseph in whose sepulchre the body of Jesus was laid. Its
identity is the subject of much conjecture. The Onomasticon of
Eusebius and Jerome identifies it with Ramathaim-Zophim in the
hill-country of Ephraim (1 Sam 11), which is Ramah the
birthplace and burial-place of Samuel (1 Sam 1:19; 25:1), and
places it near Timnah on the borders of Judah and Dan. G. A.
Smith thinks it may be the modern Beit Rima, a village on an
eminence 2 miles North of Timnah. Others incline to Ramallah,
8 miles North of Jerusalem and 3 miles from Bethel (Mt 27:57;
Mk 15:43; Lk 23:51; Jn 19:38).
Arimathea Scripture - 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.
Arimathea Scripture - 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.
Arimathea Scripture - 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.
Arimathea Scripture - Matthew 27:57
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: