Jesus and Nicodemus

pen drawing (20 × 27 cm) — c. 1655 Museum Albertina, Vienna

This work is linked to John 3:3

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Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the High Council (Sanhedrin) at the time when Jesus was performing miracles. One night he decides to visit him and ask him about his teaching.

One of Jesus' replies is that one has to be born again in order to enter God's kingdom.

Some experts claim that the drawing shows an entirely different moment: the priest Eli is told that his family is doomed (1 Samuel 3:16-18).

Because of its style, this drawing used to be attributed to Rembrandt. There is however no other evidence to support that claim.

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