a "city of the Jews" ( Luke 23:51 ), the birth-place of Joseph in whose sepulchre our Lord was laid ( Matthew 27:57 Matthew 27:60 ; John 19:38 ). It is probably the same place as Ramathaim in Ephraim, and the birth-place of Samuel ( 1 Samuel 1:1 1 Samuel 1:19 ). Others identify it with Ramleh in Dan, or Rama (q.v.) in Benjamin ( Matthew 2:18 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Arimathea". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".