7If one of them has lied deliberately in matters of property, he shall be excluded from the pure Meal of the Congregation for one year an shall do penance with respect to one quarter of his food. Whoever has answered his companion with obstinacy, or ha addressed him impatiently, going so far as to take no account of the dignity of his fellow by disobeying the order of a brother inscribe before him, he has taken the law into his own hand; therefore he shall do penance for one year [and shall be excluded]
Date: 160 B.C.E. - 100 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
1Now a man named Ananias, together with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property.2He kept back for himself part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge; he brought only part of it and placed it at the apostles’ feet.3But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of the land?4 Before it was sold, did it not belong to you? And when it was sold, was the money not at your disposal? How have you thought up this deed in your heart? You have not lied to people but to God!” 5 When Ananias heard these words he collapsed and died, and great fear gripped all who heard about it. 6 So the young men came, wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him. 7 After an interval of about three hours, his wife came in, but she did not know what had happened. 8 Peter said to her, “Tell me, were the two of you paid this amount for the land?” Sapphira said, “Yes, that much.” 9 Peter then told her, “Why have you agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out!” 10 At once she collapsed at his feet and died. So when the young men came in, they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear gripped the whole church and all who heard about these things.