Ananias

(1) Member of the first Christian community. With his wife he was miraculously punished by Peter with sudden death, for hypocrisy and falsehood (Acts 5).

(2) Disciple at Damascus, figuring in the baptism and conversion of Paul (Acts 9).

(3) Son of Nedebaios and high priest about A.D. 47-59. He was acquitted by Claudius of Rome from an accusation of permitting violence, and murdered at the beginning of the Jewish war (Acts 23; 24).

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