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Arimathaea (ăr'ĭməthē`ə), in the New Testament, home of St. Joseph of Arimathea, not otherwise known. It may be the same as Ramathaim-zophimRamathaim-zophim
, in the Bible, birthplace of Samuel, usually called Ramah and later Ramathaim. It has been variously identified with Ramah (4,) with Arimathaea, and with the modern Ramallah and Ramla. The land of Zuph is connected with the name.
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a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
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23) For accounts of the Assumption of the Virgin in the Coptic Discourse of Theodosius, the Greek Discourse of St John the Divine, the Latin Narrative of Pseudo-Melito, the medieval latin Narrative by Joseph of Arimathaea
, and the Syriac Narratives, see M.
3:1-2) and Joseph of Arimathaea
(19:38; only John is aware of Joseph's secret discipleship).
Although at this stage of the narrative she misunderstands and searches for a corpse instead of a living being, she begins her search in the right place: at the tomb where the body of Jesus has been sumptuously laid by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea