Noach Noah — נח
For the week of October 24, 2020
- TORAH: GENESIS 6:9-11:32
- HAFTARAH: ISAIAH 54:1-55:5
- GOSPEL: LUKE 17:20-27
The second reading in the book of Genesis is named after Noah. In Hebrew, the name Noah is spelled Noach (נח). The word Noach is related to the Hebrew word for “rest.” Genesis 5:29 says that his parents named him Noah (Noach נח) because they hoped their son would give them rest (nacham, נחם) from their toil. The contents of section Noah tell the story of Noah’s flood, the tower of Babel and the beginning of the Abrahamic line.