Did Joseph take Jesus off the cross?
His request was astonishing because Joseph stood to lose everything: his wealth (Matt. 27:57), his influence as a member of the Sanhedrin, his reputation, and even his life. Yet regardless of the cost, Joseph (along with Nicodemus) took Jesus off the cross, wrapped him in spices, and buried him in a freshly-cut tomb.
What was Nicodemus profession?
Why is Nicodemus important?
In the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches, Nicodemus is a saint. Some modern Christians continue to call him a hero for defending Jesus before the Sanhedrin and helping give him a proper burial. … Later, Nicodemus reminds the Pharisees that under Jewish law, Jesus should be granted a hearing before he’s condemned.
What was Nicodemus seeking?
Nicodemus needed to clarify certain truths that applied to his life and circumstances. And so he summoned great courage to seek out Jesus and ask questions. He wanted to get the truth directly from the Lord’s mouth.