Ananias

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a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)

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On that note, I might ask how my worthy adversary justifies the (ahem) hit job on poor Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).
A little earlier in the Acts, there is another story of Ananias and Sapphira, two other moneyloving people, who dishonestly tried to dupe the disciples with false claims of piety and sacrifice, while all the time they were lining their own pockets.
Simon's love of money and that of Ananias and Sapphira was soon found out but their type of greed persists today.
Related in the Acts of the Apostles are the tragic events surrounding the married couple Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).
He appears as a model for the penitent sinner, but also as the judge with power to bind and loose, as with Ananias and Sapphira or with Simon Magus.