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Abarimathie, Abarimachie, Aremathie, Arimachie, Arimathie, Arimatia, Arismachie, Arrimacie, Arrimathie, Arymathye, Beremachie, Bremachie, Berematie, Beremathie, Bramanzia

Arimathea is a biblical location associated with the New Testament and, more specifically, with the story of the burial of Jesus Christ.

The exact location of Arimathea is uncertain, and its identification has been a subject of historical and scholarly debate. Some scholars propose that Arimathea may have been a town or region in Judea, possibly near Jerusalem, while others suggest it might be a variation or transliteration of another place name.

Biblical Reference
In the Gospel accounts, Joseph of Arimathea is described as a wealthy and respected member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, the council that played a role in the trial of Jesus. After the crucifixion of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea is said to have obtained permission from Pontius Pilate to take Jesus’ body down from the cross and bury it.

According to the Gospels, Joseph of Arimathea provided a tomb for the burial of Jesus. The tomb, often referred to as the “tomb of Joseph of Arimathea,” is a significant element in the narrative of the Resurrection. The story of Joseph of Arimathea and his role in the burial of Jesus has had a profound impact on Christian theology and tradition. The narrative is an integral part of the Passion and Resurrection narratives, emphasizing themes of compassion, respect for the deceased, and the transition from death to life.

A city in ancient Palestine that was the birth-place of Joseph, the first Grail Bearer, in the Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal places it “in the land of Ramathaim, beyond the River Jordan.” It was ruled in Joseph’s time by Elcan, the father of Samuel.

See also
Grail | The Legend of King Arthur

Joseph d’Arimathie | Robert de Boron, 1191–1202
Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal | 1220-1235