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Nicodemus

[nik-uh-dee-muh s]
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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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Examples from the Web for nicodemus

Historical Examples

  • Joseph and Nicodemus probably knew the truth but kept silence.

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    Henry Festing Jones

  • Nicodemus came to them for his salt, then wandered off again.

  • Nicodemus appears to have been puzzled; he asked how such a rejuvenation was possible.

    Jesus the Christ

    James Edward Talmage

  • Nicodemus brought a large quantity of myrrh and aloes, about a hundredweight.

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  • Canst tell me, friend, where might be the wine-shop of one Nicodemus?


British Dictionary definitions for nicodemus

Nicodemus

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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