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Nicodemus

[nik-uh-dee-muh s] /ˌnɪk əˈdi məs/
noun
1.
a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin who became a secret follower of Jesus. John 3:1–21; 7:50–52; 19:39.
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Nicodemus

/ˌnɪkəˈdiːməs/
noun
1.
(New Testament) a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who supported Jesus against the other Pharisees (John 8:50–52)
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Nicodemus in the Bible

the people is victor, a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin. He is first noticed as visiting Jesus by night (John 3:1-21) for the purpose of learning more of his doctrines, which our Lord then unfolded to him, giving prominence to the necessity of being "born again." He is next met with in the Sanhedrin (7:50-52), where he protested against the course they were taking in plotting against Christ. Once more he is mentioned as taking part in the preparation for the anointing and burial of the body of Christ (John 19:39). We hear nothing more of him. There can be little doubt that he became a true disciple.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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