With Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary had seen what Jesus did. They believed in him as the Messiah and began following him. Later word got to us that some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. Through Nicodemus, one of the few that were favorable to Jesus in the high court, we learned what was said.