was a Pharisee
and a member of the Sanhedrin
, who showed favor to Jesus Christ
. He appears three times in the Gospel of John
: the first is when he visits Jesus one night to listen to his teachings (3:1-21); the second is when he states the law concerning the arrest of Jesus during the Feast of Tabernacles
(7:45-51); and the last follows the Crucifixion
, when he assists Joseph of Arimathea
in preparing the corpse of Jesus for burial (20:39-42).
An apocryphal work exists, called the Gospel of Nicodemus, which recounts the harrowing of Hell.
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