What Happened to Nicodemus After His Encounter With Jesus

Nicodemus is introduced in the Gospel of John as a Pharisee and a leader of the Jews who came to Jesus at night to ask him questions and to learn from him. In John 3, Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born again to enter the kingdom of God, and the conversation ends with Nicodemus saying that he does not understand how this can happen.

In later accounts, Nicodemus is mentioned briefly in the Gospel of John, but we do not have much information about what happened to him after his encounter with Jesus.

According to some Christian traditions and legends, Nicodemus became a follower of Jesus after their conversation, and he even helped Joseph of Arimathea prepare Jesus' body for burial. Some legends say that Nicodemus was persecuted for his belief in Jesus and that he eventually became a bishop or martyr.

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Jamie Larson