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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, at first a Pharisee, and afterwards a disciple of Jesus. He was early convinced that Christ came from God, but was not ready at once to rank himself among His followers. In John 3:1-20 , he first appears as a timid inquirer after the truth, learning the great doctrines of regeneration and atonement. In John 7:45-52 , we see him cautiously defending the Savior before the Sanhedrin. At last, in the trying scene of the crucifixion, he avowed himself a believer, and came with Joseph of Arimathea to pay the last duties to the body of Christ, which they took down from the cross, embalmed, and laid in the sepulchre, John 19:39 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nicodemus'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/nicodemus.html. 1859.