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Arimathea
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arimathea
Arimathea (Αριμαθαία, Arimathaia). A city of the Jews that was the hometown of Joseph, who provided a tomb for Jesus’ body (Matt 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:51; John 19:38). Eusebius and Jerome identify Arimathea as Ramathaim-Zophim (Ramah of Benjamin), the birthplace and burial place of Samuel (1 Sam
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arimathea (Place)
ARIMATHEA (PLACE) [Gk Arimathaia (Ἀριμαθαια)]. Var. ARIMATHAEA; HARMATHAIM; RAMATHEM; RAMATHA; RAMAH; RAMA; ER-RAM. Each of the Gospels mentions this town only once, and always in association with JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA—who placed Christ’s body in his own tomb (Matt 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arimathea
Arimathea. Hometown of the Joseph who obtained Jesus’ crucified body and buried it in his own tomb (Mt 27:57; Mk 15:43; Jn 19:38). The town’s location is unknown, though it may be identical to the hill town of Ramathaim-zophim, the prophet Samuel’s home (1 Sm 1:1), about 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arimath(a)ea
Arimath (a)ea ar-ə-mə-thēʹə [GK. Arimathaia]. “A city of the Jews,” the home of Joseph, in whose sepulchre the body of Jesus was laid. The place is mentioned once in each Gospel (Mt. 27:57; Mk. 15:43; Lk. 23:50; Jn. 19:38). In the Davidic account, the home of Samuel is called Ramah (1 S. 19:19) and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arimathea
ARIMATHEA Hometown of the Joseph who obtained Jesus’ crucified body and buried it in his own tomb (Mt 27:57; Mk 15:43; Jn 19:38). The town’s location is unknown, though it may be identical to the hill town of Ramathaim-zophim, the prophet Samuel’s home (1 Sm 1:1), about 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) northwest
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arimathea
Arimathea (air´uh-muh-thee´uh), a hellenized form of the Hebrew name Ramathaim, Ramoth, or Ramah; 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
Ramah
Ramah (ray´muh; Heb., “height”).1 Ramah of Benjamin, which is identified with modern er-Ram, about five miles north of Jerusalem and west of Geba and Michmash on the border of Israel and Judah. It is unexcavated, but surface exploration indicates occupation beginning about the twelfth century bce. The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arimathaea
ARIMATHAEA. A town mentioned only in the Gospel as the home of Joseph who requested the body of Jesus from Pilate and buried it in his own new tomb (Mt 27:57; Mk 15:43; Lk 23:51; Jn 19:38). Luke’s reference, which states it was a city of the Jews, would identify it with the territory of Haramantha (Rathamin)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arimathea
ARIMATHEA. ‘A city of the Jews’, and home of *Joseph, in whose sepulchre the body of Jesus was laid (Mt. 27:57; Mk. 15:43; Lk. 23:51; Jn. 19:38). Identified by Eusebius and Jerome with *Ramah or Ramathaim-zophim, the birth-place of Samuel (1 Sa. 1:19). It is probably identical with the Samaritan toparchy
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arimathea
Arimathea (Gk. Arimathaɩ́a)A place mentioned by each of the Gospels as the hometown of a rich man named Joseph. Granted permission to take the body of Jesus from the cross, he prepared it for burial and placed it in his own tomb (Matt. 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38). Referred to as a “Jewish
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arimathea
Arimathea [ărˊə mə thēˊə] (Gk. Arimathaia).† The home of Joseph, a Jewish official in whose tomb the body of Jesus was placed (Matt. 27:57 par. Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38). The town may be the same as Ramathaim-zophim, the home of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1; 19:19, “Ramah”). It may also be the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arimathæa
Arimathæ´a (heights). Matt. 27:57; Luke 23:51; John 19:38. St. Luke calls it “a city of Judea.” It is identified by many with the modern Ramleh.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Arimathea
ARIMATHEA (a-ri-ma-thî-a). 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). G. Dalman, Sacred Sites and Ways (1935) identifies it with the present Rentis (Jerome, Remphtis), once most probably Ramathaim, which was the
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