Nicodemus


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Nicodemus

(ˌnɪkəˈdiːməs)
n
(Bible) 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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Nikodemus
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Dental surgeons suggested doctors, doctors suggested death, death suggested skeletons--and so, by a logical process the conversation melted out of one of these subjects and into the next, until the topic of skeletons raised up Nicodemus Dodge out of the deep grave in my memory where he had lain buried and forgotten for twenty-five years.
Nicodemus was given this lonely and ghostly den as a bedchamber.
The village smarties recognized a treasure in Nicodemus, right away--a butt to play jokes on.
The next evening Nicodemus waylaid George and poured a bucket of ice-water over him.
One day, while Nicodemus was in swimming, Tom McElroy "tied" his clothes.
A third joke was played upon Nicodemus a day or two later--he walked up the middle aisle of the village church, Sunday night, with a staring handbill pinned between his shoulders.
There was delight and applause when he proposed to scare Nicodemus to death, and explained how he was going to do it.
Tell me when the kettle boils, and don't step on Nicodemus, whatever you do.
It is true as the gospel of Saint Nicodemus,'' said the Prior; ``he swore, with many a cruel north-country oath, that he would hang me up on the highest tree in the greenwood.
In one side of it two ancient tombs are hewn, which are claimed to be those in which Nicodemus and Joseph of Aramathea were buried.
In today's Gospel, Nicodemus visits Christ in the dark, for fear of being noticed by people from his elite class of Pharisees and an even more ultra-exclusive 'club' of the Sanhedrin.
The image of Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, laying Jesus' body in the tomb brings to mind the loved ones I have buried.