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or Arimathea

[ar-uh-muh-thee-uh] /ˌær ə məˈθi ə/
a town in ancient Palestine. Matt. 27:57.
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Arimathaean, Arimathean, adjective Unabridged
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  • It represents the dead Christ upon his mother's lap, with Joseph of arimathea standing by.

  • He also attracts the curiosity of Joseph, the only son of a rich merchant of arimathea.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • He had brought him from arimathea and couldn't dismiss him; he could only look into his eyes appealingly.

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • Azariah answered that it could not be this week, for he was going to arimathea.

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • And when will these trees be in leaf, Sir, and may we come to arimathea when they are in leaf?

    The Brook Kerith George Moore
  • I took it through one of the windows of the church Joseph of arimathea built in Glastonbury.

    A Knyght Ther Was Robert F. Young
  • In his hand was a harp, upon which he played, while he sang an old song telling how Joseph of arimathea came to that land.

  • The Joseph of arimathea bit had been an excerpt, too, he realized now, probably lifted word for word from the text.

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  • It represents the winding-sheet in which Joseph of arimathea wrapped the body of the dead Christ.

  • It is also believed that Joseph of arimathea was a member from a mere suggestion in another passage.

British Dictionary definitions for arimathea


a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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arimathea in the Bible

a "city of the Jews" (Luke 23:51), the birth-place of Joseph in whose sepulchre our Lord was laid (Matt. 27:57, 60; John 19:38). It is probably the same place as Ramathaim in Ephraim, and the birth-place of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1, 19). Others identify it with Ramleh in Dan, or Rama (q.v.) in Benjamin (Matt. 2:18).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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