Saturday, May 20, 2017

Death of Ananias


Death of Ananias
Masaccio 1401 – 1428
fresco — 1425

Acts 5:5 - And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.


Ananias (or Aeneas) was a member of the first Christian community in Jerusalem. Together with his wife Saphira he sold a piece of land and pretended to lay the entire proceeds at the feet of the apostles. Peter saw through the scheme at once, and the cheating couple fell dead on the spot as if by miracle.
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