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    #1

    "He was (reared?) in Nazareth"

    Jesus was born to Jewish parents in Bethlehem of Judea. He was reared in Nazareth, a small Jewish town.
    Quick definitions from Macmillan (rear)
    verb

    to take care of a child or young animal until it is fully grown
    http://www.onelook.com/=rear
    Does 'reared' exactly mean 'grew up'? This is the first time I have seen that the word 'rear' has that sense.

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    Re: "He was (reared?) in Nazareth"

    "Reared" means "raised'.

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