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BIBLE DICTIONARY
Joseph3
Of Arimathaea (i.e. of Ramah, 1 Sam. 1: 1); a “counsellor,” i.e., member of the Sanhedrin, a rich and faithful Israelite who took no part in the condemnation of our Lord, and after the crucifixion buried his body (Matt. 27: 57, 59; Mark 15: 43-45: Luke 23: 50; John 19: 38).