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New Testament Notes

Death of Ananias and Sapphira

Death of Ananias and Sapphira is described in The Acts of Apostles (5:1-10). Ananias was a wealthy member of the Christian community in Jerusalem. In order to be able to take care of the needy the church asked all its members to give it their property. Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, as some other rich  members, sold their property and laid the proceeds at the feet of the apostles. But Ananias and Sapphira lied that they gave everything they had. Apostle Peter accused them of lying to God. Hearing the apostle's judgment, Ananias fell down and died, the same happened to his wife, Sapphira.
See: Masaccio Distribution of the Goods of the Community and the Death of Ananias.
Nicolas Poussin The Death of Sapphira.

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