One of the religious elites is curious about Jesus. He comes to Jesus at night. It can be a private conversation outside of the earshot of others. Am I seeking out Jesus? Do I need a private audience? Jesus is happy to accommodate me.
There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to him at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could perform these signs you do unless God were with him.” | John 3:1-2
The word “man” is actually the same as “human being”. John brings Nicodemus forward as an example of the human beings whose inner contents Jesus knows. Jesus “knew what was in a human being”, and he knows what’s in Nicodemus.
“Pharisee” identifies Nicodemus by religious affiliation. John doesn’t pay very much…
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