From the text that we have at Job it seems inconclusive as to whether they were celebrating their birthdays or not. Narkissos posts in the link I attached gave me quite a bit to think about. I must admit I don't like the stance the dubs take on birthdays but I couldn't comfortably argue the Job line of reasoning as proof that the dubs are wrong. It just doesn't prove it either way.
I must agree with Listener on this. I know the Job account has been promoted as support for birthdays by others over the years but the evidence is inconclusive.--ozziepost.
How can you say that it's "inconclusive"? It appears that you haven't kept up with all that's been said. In view of the following, how can you not see that Job's children were indeed celebrating their birthdays?
I think this is important enough to call attention to it again:Job, chapter 3 says:
1 It was after this that Job opened his mouth and began to call down evil upon his day. 2 Job now answered and said:
3 “Let the day perish on which I came to be born
Note that in the above text Job's day of birth is referred to as "his day".
Is it not plain that the expression "his day" has reference to Job's birthday, "his day" of birth?
While keeping in mind that the expression "his day" in Job 3:1 actually meant Job's birthday, lets read Job 1:4 again.And his sons went and held a banquet at the house of each one on his own day.
If the above doesn't prove that Job's children were celebrating their birthdays then neither is there any proof that the earth isn't flat.