Arimathea
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    Arimathea

    Home of Joseph, the wealthy counselor who was a disciple of Jesus (Matt. 27:57; Luke 23:50–51; John 19:38) and in whose tomb Jesus was buried. May be Ramathaim of the Old Testament, the birthplace of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1), lying in the hill country of Ephraim northwest of Jerusalem, and sometimes called Ramah. See also Joseph; Ramah.