The third section of the Book of Genesis begins the chronicle of Abraham, who was selected by G‑d to found the Jewish people, through whom the process of moral degeneration that humanity had been locked into since their expulsion from the Garden of Eden would be reversed. The name of this section (Lech Lecha) is taken from G‑d’s first words to Abraham: “Go . . . , ” in which He told him to leave his native Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) and settle in the Promised Land. Throughout his journeys, Abraham challenged paganism, spreading awareness of all reality’s source and continuous dependence on the one G‑d.