Sunday, November 1, 2009
What Happened At The Only Two Instances In The Bible That Reference Birthdays?
The Bible makes direct reference to only two birthday celebrations, those of Pharaoh of Egypt (18th century B.C.E.) and Herod Antipas (1st century C.E.). These people clearly did not worship God. These two accounts were marked with great feasting and granting of favors and both are remembered for executions: the hanging of Pharaoh’s chief baker in the first instance, the beheading of John the Baptizer in the latter. - Ge 40:18-22; 41:13; Mt 14:6-11; Mr 6:21-28.