Arimathea


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Arimathea

(ˌærɪməˈθiːə) or

Arimathaea

n
1. (Placename) a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
2. (Historical Terms) a town in ancient Palestine: location unknown
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I had it, together with this piece of the true rood, from the five-and-twentieth descendant of Joseph of Arimathea, who still lives in Jerusalem alive and well, though latterly much afflicted by boils.
The Holy Grail came into the possession of Joseph of Arimathea, and by him was brought to Britain.
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Hollywood producers are set to make a film on the Glastonbury legend of Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Thorn.
Barfield makes a marginal notation of a [gamma] next to the passage that describes how during his quest for the Sangreal, Galahad restores Pellam's health with the blood of Christ, supplied by Joseph of Arimathea.
But the remembrance of Jesus' movement from the Passover-Eucharist table, to the cross at the Place of the Skull, to the rock-hewn tomb donated by Joseph of Arimathea is not merely a sentimental journey.
Dr Frale believes this is what was done in the case of Jesus - even though he was not buried in a common grave, but in the tomb given by Joseph of Arimathea.
Joseph of Arimathea appears in all four Gospels; any "process of enrichment" that took place between the writing of the first and last Gospels does not concern his "presence" but merely his status as a disciple of Jesus (51).
After Joseph of Arimathea buries Jesus, the others gathered at the site of the crucifixion persuade Mary to go and stay in the home of Saint John, to whom Christ had entrusted His mother's care.
Joseph of Arimathea, Merlin, Perceval: The Trilogy of Prose Romances Attributed to Robert de Boron.
The expanded work, generally known as the Gospel of Nicodemus, was attributed to the devoted follower of Christ, though not one of the twelve disciples, who assisted Joseph of Arimathea in the Burial (see John 19:39-40).
That same year - 1958 - a flowering thorn tree - an offshoot of the one rumoured to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury-was planted in the church garden.