Definition for Ananias

Ananias, proper n. [Gk < Heb 'Jehovah has shown favor', 'the grace of God'.]

Man who died because he lied to God and to Peter in the New Testament (see Acts 5:1-6); early Christian who had consecrated his earnings for the support of the poor but kept part of the profit for himself (see Acts 2:44-45).

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