Noach refers to Noah, a righteous man whose name means “comfort” or “peace.” Abba
YHWH tells Noah He is about to flood all of humanity out of existence except for
himself, his wife, their three sons and three daughters in law.
After the Flood, humanity tries to start over but there is still great evil about as Nimrod
becomes a great and powerful leader and those (perhaps) under his influence attempt to
build a tower to rival heaven, forcing Abba YHWH to confuse human language ever
since. The genealogy brings us to the time of Abraham, thus setting up the covenant that
is about to happen in the next portion.
I should also note here that Noach is the most calendar intensive portion in my opinion of
the entire year. In order to manage that information and to keep things easy to understand
and efficient, I have pooled the most important calendar aspects into one basic essay at
the end of the Torah linguistics.