The second section of the Book of Genesis is named after its central character, Noah (Noach in Hebrew), and begins with the account of the great Flood that washed the world clean of the depravity and degeneration into which humanity had sunk since the creation of the world. This is followed by the account of how the world was divided up between Noah’s sons, the dispersion of humanity brought about by the incident of the Tower of Babel, and the prelude to the upcoming sections’ account of humanity’s next great hero, Abraham.