The Old Testament chiefly provides the origins and development of those who precede the Israelites, starting with the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, and Abraham, etc. in Genesis, then documenting, "the exodus from Egypt, the conquest of land, the rise of the United Monarchy, the fall of Jerusalem, the Babylonian exile, and Israel's eventual return to its homeland" (Kugel, xi). The Book of Genesis (meaning "origin" or literally, "in the beginning") is the first book of the Hebrew Bible. It begins with two (possibly contradictory) accounts of how God created the world and all of the humans, animals and plants which inhabit it. Genesis contains several well known stories including Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the Tower of Babel, the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), and the beginnings of Israel. Modern Bible Scholars point to several passages in Genesis as evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis, including the two creation accounts, the Flood story, and many others.