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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Birth-Day

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The only scriptural notices of birth-days being kept are in reference to Pharaoh, Genesis 40 . 20; and to Herod Antipas, when John the Baptist lost his life. Matthew 14:6; Mark 6:21 . It is thought by some that the sons of Job who feasted 'every one his day' did so on their birth-days. Job 1:4,13 . We do not read that the Israelites had any such custom; and the Preacher says the day of death is better than the day of one's birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Birth-Day'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/b/birth-day.html. 1897.

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