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Not to be critical, but to correct, there are actually two birthday
celebrations mentioned in the Bible.  The first is in Genesis 40, when
Pharoah of Egypt celebrated his birthday, during which the head baker's
head was cut off.  The second is in Matthew 14.6, when Herod celebrated
his birthday, the result of which John the Baptist's head was cut off.

Something for Bible readers to think about:  if there are only two
examples of birthday celebrations in the Bible, neither were Israelites
or Christians but "pagan" rulers, and both resulted in gruesome death,
what can we conclude is the Bible's stand on birthday celebrations?

Barbara Paciotti, SLMIS
Barbara Bush MS, Irving TX

----- Original Message -----
From: Vaneesa Thompson <vaneesat@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: [LM_NET] Fw: Was THE HOLY BIBLE now Christmas Traditions

There is no example of people celebrating birthdays in
the Bible.

Vaneesa Thompson
Library Media Specialist
Trinity, Alabama

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