Arimathea (Air´uh-muh-thee´uh)

Home of Joseph, who buried Jesus in his own tomb (Matt 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42). Arimathea is variously identified with modern Rentis (fifteen miles east of Jaffa), er-Ram (five miles north of Jerusalem), or el-Birah-Ramallah (eight miles north of Jerusalem).

Matt 27:57-60

The Burial of Jesus
57When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.58He went to Pilate and asked fo ... View more

Mark 15:42-46

The Burial of Jesus
42When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,43Joseph of Arimathea, a respected mem ... View more

Luke 23:50-53

The Burial of Jesus
50Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,51had not agreed to their plan and action. He cam ... View more

John 19:38-42

The Burial of Jesus
38After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to ... View more

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