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What Is The Significance Of The Biblical Number 6 In Relation To Mankind?

The biblical number 6 represents mankind and mankind’s system of government and just as six is an imperfect week without the seventh day, mankind is incomplete or imperfect without God without the atoning work of Christ on Calvary.

Author:Calvin Penwell
Reviewer:Matteo Caraveta
Jan 12, 202458 Shares11.5K Views
Biblical number 6usually has a negative connotation. For example, Christ suffered on the cross for six hours, and in Exodus, men were commanded to work six days a week. The number 6 is represented by a symbol known as the "stigma" in the Greek alphabet.
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This article will talk about the biblical number 6,which may have been sent to you by the universe. It'll explain what meanings may be hidden behind this number, aside from that, this article will tell you about the biblical symbolism of the number 6.
This number appears numerous times in the Bible, and its symbolism is significant, so don't pass up the opportunity to learn what number 6 means in a biblical and prophetic context.

The Number Of Man

In many ways, the number six represents man because he was created on the sixth day. Furthermore, men are assigned to work for six days and are to rest on the seventh day after six days of labor. The sixth commandment forbids the murder of man, and the beast's number is 666, which is why it is sometimes referred to as an unholy trinity, and as such, the bringing together of three 6's is the number and mark of the end time Beast of Revelation. As such, it represents the very best human system of governance that mankind can produce without God, and because it is constantly influenced by his chief adversary, the Devil, it inherently falls far short of the standards set forth by God in the Bible. This is mentioned in Revelation 13:18, "This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666." The idea is that the beast is of human origin, but his power may come from the "dragon," which is another name for Satan (Rev 13:11).

The Biblical Number 6

You've already seen that the number six is associated with man because humans were created on the sixth day, as stated in Genesis 1:31. You also know that God gave man a command to work for six days but no more, so the idea that mankind should work seven days a week is a manmade concept that violates the Fourth Commandment of a commanded rest for one of every seven days, but the number six can also be seen as representing the number of imperfection, even though man was created perfect in every way on the sixth day but, as we know, it didn't last long (Gen 3). In terms of the week, six days is an imperfect week because it falls one day short of a perfect, completed week of seven days. Because man was created on the sixth day, and six days is an imperfect week, the perfect evil can be seen in the number of man, 666 (Revelation 13:18), which turns out to be a kind of unholy trinity.

Cities Of Refuge

Old building with ruins on the side of it
Old building with ruins on the side of it
It's interesting that the Levites were given six cities of refuge for those who accidentally killed or caused great harm to others. These were places where they could seek refuge (Numbers 35:6). God established these cities so that family members would not retaliate against them for the harm they inflicted on their own family members, even if it was proven to be an accident and not done on purpose. Accidents happen in imperfect man, so the number six appears to represent man's weakness and proclivity for having accidents and causing unintentional harm.

The Walls Of Jericho And The Number Six

The Walls Of Jericho with the desert sand around it
The Walls Of Jericho with the desert sand around it
In Joshua, naturally in chapter six, God gave this command to Joshua and Israel: "You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once." You must do so for a period of six days. Also, seven priests shall carry seven ram's horn trumpets before the ark; then, on the seventh day, you shall march seven times around the city, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. When they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight ahead" (Joshua 6:3-5). They marched around the city-state of Jericho for six days before blowing the horns and bringing the walls down on the seventh day. This is also symbolic of Creation Week. Man worked (marched) for six days and rested on the seventh (and the walls came down). This is recorded in Joshua 6:15-17a: "On the seventh day they rose early, at the break of day, and marched around the city seven times." It was only on that day that they marched seven times around the city. When the priests blew the trumpets for the seventh time, Joshua told the people, "Shout, for the Lord has given you the city." And the city and everything within it will be given to the Lord for destruction."

Biblical Number 6 FAQs

What Does The Number 6 Mean Biblically?

There are numerous biblical references to the number six. The number 6 represents man's flaws, satanic manifestations, and misdeeds. God created man on the sixth day of Genesis, and the book of Exodus mentions six earthquakes.

What Does 666 Mean In Hebrew?

The beast is said to have "a human number," referring to the fact that the governments represented are of human origin rather than spirit entities. In contrast to the number 7, which is thought to represent perfection, the number 666 is said to represent "gross shortcoming and failure in the eyes of Jehovah."

What Does The Number 666 Mean In The Holy Bible?

666 is referred to as the "number of the beast" in (most manuscripts of) Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation of the New Testament. It also appears in popular culture, for example, in the title track of the third studio album The Number of the Beast by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

What Is The Biblical Number Of Man?

The word "man" appears six times in Genesis chapter 6; the sixth book of the bible is the name of a man; Joshua: (6 letters) with 24 chapters (a multiple of six), the word "Joshua" is the same word "Jesus" in the N.T. Surprisingly, the sixth book of the N.T. Is it just a coincidence that the sixth word in Romans 6:6 is "man"? Probably not! The word mankind appears 6 times in the Bible: 3 times in the Old Testament and 3 times in the New Testament. The 18th (3x6) use of the word "man" in the book of Romans is found in Romans 6:6. The word "man" appears six times in the verse in Romans: Romans 2:1, 2:3, 2:6, 3:28, 5:7, and 6:6; the number of the Antichrist in Revelation 13:18 (13+666) is Six Hundred Threescore and Six (666). This is the supervillain in his most corrupt form, fighting against the very one who created him. If you add the numbers 1 to 36 (6x6); (1+2+3+4... etc.), the total will equal the number of the Antichrist; 666. The number 6 (man) is joined at the hip with the number 13 which is associated with "rebellion, sin, wickedness, evil, and the like”.


The biblical number 6 represents mankind and mankind's system of government, and just as six is an incomplete week without the seventh day, mankind is incomplete or imperfect without God without Christ's atoning work on Calvary. In a roundabout way, this demonstrates that man is not perfect, but he can become righteous in God's eyes when Jesus becomes sin for us so that God sees us as having Jesus' righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). Because of the perfect God-Man, Jesus Christ's sacrifice, imperfect humanity can be seen as perfected. Without Christ's imputed righteousness, God's wrath will fall on all who have not been forgiven (Rev 20:12-15) and declared righteous by Christ's sinless sacrifice.
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Calvin Penwell

Calvin Penwell

Since diving into numerology in 1997, my path has been marked by extraordinary encounters and insights. A pivotal moment was uncovering a forgotten numerological manuscript in a tucked-away Italian library, which deepened my connection to the ancient wisdom of numbers. Another transformative experience was a meditation retreat in Nepal's tranquil mountains, where I honed my intuition and the art of interpreting numerical vibrations. These adventures have not only enriched my numerological practice but also my ability to guide others towards understanding their destiny and life's purpose. My approach is deeply personal, rooted in a blend of historical knowledge and intuitive insight, aimed at helping individuals find their alignment with the universe's abundant energies. My mission is simple: to share the power of numerology in illuminating paths to abundance and fulfillment.
Matteo Caraveta

Matteo Caraveta

In the heart of Rome, Matteo Caraveta was born under the influence of the number 9, a symbol of universal love and completion. His path into numerology was illuminated during a life-changing encounter on his 21st birthday, a date that numerologically signifies the beginning of a new cycle, under the mystical skies of Sedona, Arizona. This experience, marked by the convergence of powerful numerical energies, reshaped his destiny. Matteo's numerology practice is enriched with the vibrational essence of numbers, particularly the harmonious number 2, symbolizing balance and partnership, which guides his consultations. His most profound moment came when he used the energy of number 5, the emblem of dynamic change, to navigate a client through a tumultuous career shift, leading them to a path filled with purpose and prosperity. Now, Matteo Caraveta stands as a beacon of light in the numerical maze, guiding souls with the wisdom of numbers, where every consultation is a step towards understanding the universe's grand design. His journey embodies the transformative power of numerology, making Matteo not just a numerologist, but a navigator of life's numerical currents.
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