Was Passover Originally an Ancient Canaanite Ritual to Stop the Rains?

A discrepancy in the biblical Book of Exodus could indicate that Passover originated not in Egypt but right here, in ritually eating the pagan god Baal.

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Every year for some 2,000 years, Jews around the world have celebrated the Passover seder, marking the exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt. However, modern scholars suspect the holiday had a different,...