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Catholic Word of the Day: NICODEMUS, 12-07-12
CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 12/07/2012 8:15:32 AM PST by Salvation

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NICODEMUS

A Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, who was intellectually in sympathy with Jesus but lacked the courage to become an avowed disciple. As recorded by the fourth Evangelist, he visited Jesus and questioned him about his teachings "by night," which suggests that it was a clandestine visit (John 3:1-2). He was a lone voice in the Sanhedrin, reminding his colleagues that should not condemn Jesus without giving him a hearing (John 7:50). Convincing evidence that he was at least a silent disciple is the fact that, when Joseph of Arimathea was burying the crucified Christ, Nicodemus accompanied him and supplied the spices to be wrapped with the body (John 19:39-42). (Etym. Greek nikodemos, conqueror for the people.)

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**when Joseph of Arimathea was burying the crucified Christ, Nicodemus accompanied him and supplied the spices to be wrapped with the body (John 19:39-42).**

Not many remember this little fact.

1 posted on 12/07/2012 8:15:41 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 12/07/2012 8:19:18 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
A Gospel of Nicodemus appeared a couple hundred years after the death of Jesus, but its authenticity is questionable and it didn't make it into the Canon. Nonetheless, you can read it here.
3 posted on 12/07/2012 8:36:52 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Salvation
A Gospel of Nicodemus appeared a couple hundred years after the death of Jesus, but its authenticity is questionable and it didn't make it into the Canon. Nonetheless, you can read it here.
4 posted on 12/07/2012 8:37:15 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Salvation

I have always wondered what the rest of Nicodemus’s life was like. In showing up to claim Jesus’s body, he essentially put his cards on the table.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 9:24:13 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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