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The observance of birthdays was common in early times (Job 1:4, 13, 18). They were specially celebrated in the land of Egypt (Genesis 40:20).

There is no recorded instance in Scripture of the celebration of birthdays among the Jews.

On the occasion of Herod’s birthday John the Baptist was beheaded (Matt. 14:6).

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