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The Burial of Jesus

57 At the end of the day, a wealthy man named Joseph, a follower of Jesus from the village of Ramah,[a]

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  1. Matthew 27:57 As translated from the Aramaic. Ramah (formerly Ramathaim Zophim) was the village of Samuel, situated on a hill overlooking Jerusalem. The Greek is “Joseph of Arimathea.” Luke tells us that he was a member of the Sanhedrin. See Luke 23:50-51. It is possible that Joseph may have lost a son the age of Jesus when Herod killed the infants.

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