Summary: Located on the Mediterranean coast approximately thirty-five miles northwest
of Jerusalem, the city of Joppa served as the chief seaport of Judea. It was during
Yeshua’s return from Ceasarea — having taken ship to Joppa, then joining a caravan
to Jerusalem — that he first met the wealthy merchant known as Joseph of Arimathea
Now when the first day of the week was come, Yeshua took ship unto Joppa that he
might return again unto Jerusalem.
And coming to the port beside the sea, he traveled unto Judea, and he met upon the
way, Joseph of Arimathea who was a merchant possessing great wealth and power.
[...] In 67 CE, as Jews began to foment rebellion in Israel against Rome, Joseph
moved to Joppa; and then at the invitation of Claudia Procula, he moved to Caesarea.