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The observance of birth-days was common in early times ( Job 1:4 Job 1:13 Job 1:18 ). They were specially celebrated in the land of Egypt ( Genesis 40:20 ). There is no recorded instance in Scripture of the celebration of birth-days among the Jews. On the occasion of Herod's birth-day John the Baptist was beheaded ( Matthew 14:6 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Birth-day". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .