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PA children's magazine says that both Jesus and the ancient Canaanites were Arabs

Headline: “Poet Ilyas Marmura, 1887-1974”


The article provides biographic details about the poet from Nazareth and one of his poems describing the city. The article also provides explanations for the names that appear in the poem, such as:


“Yizre’el – A plane and an agricultural village in the Jenin sub-district. This is an Arab Canaanite name meaning ‘God will plant.’


Yasua – or ‘Yashua’, the title given to Jesus son of Miriam. This is an Arab Canaanite or Aramaic name meaning ‘The Savior’.”