The Greek word anatrepho

Found only in Acts 7:20-21; 22:3, the Greek verb “anatrepho” meant “education” or “bring up.”

Moses was “nourished” (brought up) in his father’s house (Acts 7:20) and then “nourished” by Pharaoh’s daughter (Acts 7:21).  The kind of mental and perhaps spiritual training associated with this word in Acts 7:21 is also seen in Acts 22:3 where it is applied to the life of Saul of Tarsus.