Nicodemus @ 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.
NICODEMUS @ a ruler of the Jews- John:3:1 - A cautious inquirer, but a man of spiritual perception- John:3:2 - Immature- John:3:10 - Fair-minded- John:7:50,51 - Rendered a loving, though belated, service to Christ- John:19:39,40
NICODEMUS @ - (conqueror of the people), a Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews and a teacher of Israel, John:3:1John:3:10) whose secret visit to our Lord was the occasion of the discourse recorded only by St. John. In Nicodemus a noble candor and a simple love of truth shine out in the midst of hesitation and fear of man. He finally became a follower of Christ, and came with Joseph of Arimathaea to take down and embalm the body of Jesus.