Type Settlement
Usage Biblical
Scripts Ἁριμαθαία(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ἁριμαθαία (Harimathaia), of unknown meaning. In the New Testament this is the home town of Joseph of Arimathea. The town has not been positively identified, though רָמָתַיִם (Ramatayim) or רָמָה (Ramah) near Jerusalem has been proposed.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHarimathaia(Biblical Greek) Arimathaea(Biblical Latin)
Entry updated May 29, 2020