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Joseph of Arimathea

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Joseph of Arimathea fl. first century A.D. In the New Testament, the disciple who buried the body of Jesus.

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  • The religious element would then be of secondary origin, and would have come into the legend when the old vengeance-tale was fused with the legend of Joseph of Arimathea, which is essentially a legend of the conversion of Britain.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • How does the historicity of Joseph of Arimathea have any relevance whatsoever - unless you are adopting the pseudo-historical approach of an apologist and trying to claim that if one detail is made up then all are?

    Gods, Gospels, and Gotta Think of a Third "G"

  • I argue that the historicity of Joseph of Arimathea as a real person does not matter for my analysis, but the historicity of his purported actions in the gospels do.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • I have no issue with how Jesus SHOULD have been buried your arguments seem completely sound for suggesting that Jesus, like any other executed like a criminal, would be buried in the ground, but the setting aside of Joseph of Arimathea doesn't seem logical in the least.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • Or because not one single Christian in the first century put his name to a document saying he had heard of Joseph of Arimathea?

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • Vinny, your point is a good one, but in the case of Joseph of Arimathea, I'd say we're dealing with a piece of historical data

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • You wrote "not one single Christian in the first century put his name to a document saying he had heard of Joseph of Arimathea".

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • When I present an argument for the existence of Jesus, you can't simply respond by saying "but I don't see sufficient evidence for the existence of Joseph of Arimathea, therefore Jesus didn't exist either".

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • But the existence of Joseph of Arimathea is not the same question as the existence of Jesus.

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • Vinny, your point is a good one, but in the case of Joseph of Arimathea, I'd say we're dealing with a piece of historical data, and Jesus was indeed buried - dishonorably, as Brown, Evans, McCane and myself have argued.

    Mythicists and Creationists

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