question 7:How many birthday parties are mentioned in the Bible?
answer:At least nine …
(1)Pharaoh~“Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants” (Genesis 40:20).
(2-8)Job’s Seven Sons~“There lived in the land of Uz a man named Job-a goodman who feared God and stayed away from evil.He had a large family of seven sons and three daughters and was immensely wealthy,for he owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and employed many servants. He was, in fact, the richest cattleman in that entire area. Every year when Job's sons had birthdays, they invited their brothers and sisters to their homes for a celebration. On these occasions they would eat and drink with great merriment.When these birthday parties ended-and sometimes they lasted several days-Job would summon his children to him and sanctify them” (Job 1:1-5a, TLB).
(9)Herod~“But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod” (Matthew 14:6).
comments:Of course the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the biggest events in all of Scripture—but I wouldn’t call it a birthday party.