Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night
Nicodemus is one of the most interesting people in the Bible. He crops up only in the book of John, where he is mentioned three times. It’s important to note that all three of these mentions could be summaries of longer conversations and events.
Nicodemus is introduced in John 3:1 as a Pharisee and member of the Jewish ruling council. In John 3:10, Jesus says that Nicodemus is “Israel’s teacher.” There is no doubt that Nicodemus is powerful and well-known. In John 3:2, it says he came to Jesus by night. Many people speculate Nicodemus came at night so nobody would know he had come to meet Jesus even though this was very early in Jesus’ ministry.
In John 3:2 Nicodemus says, “We” know Jesus is a teacher who has come from God, because no one could perform the signs he performs unless he comes from God. It is unclear who “we” is, because many of the Pharisees and leaders are certainly not convinced Jesus is from God.
Scripture References: John 3:1-21, 7:50-51, 19:38-42