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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Sapphi´ra, the wife of Ananias, and his accomplice in the sin for which he died (). Unaware of the judgment which had befallen her husband, she entered the place about three hours after, probably to look for him; and being there interrogated by Peter, repeated and persisted in the 'lie unto the Holy Ghost,' which had destroyed her husband; on which the grieved apostle made known to her his doom, and pronounced her own—'Behold, the feet of those who have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.' On hearing these awful words, she fell dead at his feet [ANANIAS].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Sapphira'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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