The biblical Roman procurator of Judea, Samaria, and Idumaea who condemned Jesus Christ to be crucified.
According to the Grail legends, Joseph of Arimathea was one of Pilate’s knights, before Joseph’s conversion to Christianity. Pilate gave Christ’s body to Joseph, expecting that Joseph intended to defile it. Joseph, however, placed the body in a holy sepulcher.
Joseph d’Arimathie | Robert de Boron, 1191–1202
Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal | 1220-1235