On May 22, 2019 5:52 PM, "Stephen Williamson" wrote:
Subject: Some thoughts on Nicodemus, Nick, and some light humour from the Courier :-)
Chatting about Nicodemus this morning, mentioned three times in the Book of John but nowhere else in scripture, last time of his mention was about him bringing all the ointments and stuff to prepare Jesus's body for burial, what a beautiful man
Ok, some further study on Dave's query whether this man Nicodemus was originally a Greek, there is a Jewish person called in Hebrew: Nakdimon ben Gurion, (
Nicolas and Nicolaus and Nicola are three other similar Greek names at that time, basis of the many men (and women) called Nick today , now
But another famous one was a "Hellenized" Jew (i.e. a convert to Greek philosophy and paganism) called
Thought by many to have become the basis of the "Nicolaitans", literally ("conquering the lay people", the "little people"),and whose deeds and teaching are condemned as "hated by God" in those letters by John to the seven churches (Ephesus and Pergamon).
Click here to read more about this character, apparently wrote about 144 books, most of which got lost, praise God.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus of Damascus
Talking about "games" some light "Games of Thrones" action in the Courier Mail this morning with Albo, Chris Bowen, and Tanya in the Tower, a little wordless, or is that worldless
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