EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)
Arimathea – a “city of the Jews” (Luke 23:51), the birth-place of Joseph in whose sepulchre our Lord was laid (Matt. 27:57, 60; John 19:38).
It is probably the same place as Ramathaim in Ephraim, and the birth-place of Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1, 19).
Others identify it with Ramleh in Dan, or Rama (q.v.) in Benjamin (Matt. 2:18).