Template:Cover abstract/Global flood
The global flood is a fairly self-descriptive, catastrophic, mythical event found in the Bible and the Torah, specifically in the book of Genesis. The narrative in the scripture tells the story of a great flooding of the entire world, in which every last human and animal died, except for the ones saved on the Ark, a vessel constructed at God's command by Noah. The flood, according to the Bible, was brought on because every person in the whole world — except eight people God chose — were wicked and needed to be killed. The narrative does not specify if the very young children, babies (or even the unborn), and almost all the world's animals were killed because they were wicked or if they were just collateral damage.