Arimathea


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Arimathea

, Arimathaea
a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
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64-5: "And King Pellam lay so, many years sore wounded, and might never be whole till Galahad the haughty prince healed him in the quest of the Sangreal, for in that place was part of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that Joseph of Arimathea brought into this land, and there himself lay in that rich bed.
Again in John the spices were provided by a man, Nicodemos, who turned up with Joseph of Arimathea to provide what sounds like an ad-hoc burial arrangement for the body of Jesus of Nazareth (John 19:38-42).
O'Kelly wouldn't last the night, if he didn't have Joseph of Arimathea to wait on him hand and foot.
It was thus an ongoing task to lay out the relevant Gospel passages so that students knew who and what was meant when reference was made to John the Evangelist, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, the disciples, Joseph of Arimathea, and when reference was made to particular events, such as the temptation in the wilderness, the washing of the disciples' feet, the crucifixion, the appearance to Mary Magdalene, and so forth.
In these later texts, he argues, the Grail was increasingly associated with "obscure histories (and) dubious relics" such as the spear of Longinus, and the cults of the Holy Blood and Joseph of Arimathea (located, conveniently, at Glastonbury) (116).
The Holy Grail is typically thought to be the vessel that Jesus Christ drank from at the Last Supper and that subsequently Joseph of Arimathea used to catch Christ's blood as he hung on the cross.
John does not tell us at the time; we only learn the answer later when, at great risk to his own safety, Nicodemus went with Joseph of Arimathea to bury the body of Jesus.
Luke 23:28) Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, pious, prominent Jews, saw to Jesus's burial.
There are other suspects, however--Lazarus, Andrew, Nathaniel, Philip, Thomas, Joseph of Arimathea, among others--and Jennings explores the pros and cons of them all.
51-52)--and from their focus on the grave from which, unlike that borrowed from Joseph of Arimathea, there will be no resurrection.
According to the enclosed papyrus scroll written by Joseph of Arimathea, Christ did not ascend to heaven, he was actually Barabbas, the same thief for whom the Jewish crowd clamored.