Joseph of Arimathea

noun phrase

Joseph of Ar·​i·​ma·​thea -ˌer-ə-mə-ˈthē-ə How to pronounce Joseph of Arimathea (audio)
: a rich councillor of the Sanhedrin who according to the Gospel accounts placed the body of Jesus in his own tomb and according to medieval legend took the Holy Grail to England

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Joseph of Arimathea was in the 14th century

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“Joseph of Arimathea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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