Genesis 6:3 – Mans appointed 120 years: It’s true meaning

Genesis 6:3
This verse is troubling.  Especially the way in which most popular bibles used in America translate it.  The NLT and the NIV are the worse culprits when it comes to destroying the Bibles most important teachings.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.”

OK,  we have a problem….  Man rarely lives beyond 100.   His average lifespan is in the area of 75.   Not just today, but also 3000 years ago and that is why we have an discrepancy with the only other biblical passage dealing with the Lifespan of humans on earth.  King David wrote in the Psalms the true passage that deals with man’s lifespan.

NASB Psalm 90:10

“For the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away”.

That verse I can believe!  Man’s lifespan is 70-80 years according to the psalms!  Then what on earth is Genesis 6:3 teaching us……

Is it possible that Genesis 6:3 has been mis-translated?  Absolutely.  Unless someone shows me when in history human beings lived an average of 120 years,  this verse is either evidence of a un-inspired holy scriptures or there is a hidden gem within these words that most scholars have missed over the last 2000 years.

We shall look for answers within the more “literal” translation  by Young.
Young’s literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, ‘My Spirit doth not strive in man — to the age; in their erring they are flesh:’ and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.
Young’s difficult to read but literal translation gives us a wonderful clue.   The first sentence dealing with the concept of “age” is completely separate from “man’s appointed 120 years”
Is not the  Bible referring to an “epoch” or a world age?
This verse in Genesis is Prophetic!   It also Confirms  Godtype’s Space-Time Map which uses a bifurcated (2)x6K = 12,000 year Space-Time domains as our allotted time on this earth.   Based on cognitive and archaeological sciences.  Ultimately proven within the pages of scriptures.   It seems that “Man’s Days”  is a term for a general macro time period for our human epoch.  120 (God) days.  or 120 centuries. 12,000 years.   A 12,000 year bifurcated Space-Time period flowing in two oposing directions.   Understood by ancient Jewish wisdom and Solomon’s inspired words  in Ecclesiastes*

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11     That which has been [is] what will be, That which [is] done is what will be done,And [there is] nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this [is] new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, Nor will there be any remembrance of [things] that are to come By [those] who will come after

Godtype’s core scientific/cognitive  research displays the  statistically impossible corelations that our “Time” on this earth mirrors human cognition.   Man is not only made in God’s image, it seems time itself  is inexplicably designed to mirror God as well!   

 See our Godtype Space-Time Map Here

 Further Biblical Evidences clearly understood by Jewish wisdom when we read Genises 6:3 in its original language


6:3. And the Lord said, “Let My spirit not quarrel forever concerning man, because he is also flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.”


ג. וַיֹּאמֶר יְ־הֹוָ־ה לֹא יָדוֹן רוּחִי בָאָדָם לְעֹלָם בְּשַׁגַּם הוּא בָשָׂר וְהָיוּ יָמָיו מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה:

Let My spirit not quarrel forever: Let My spirit not complain and quarrel because of man.

לא ידון רוחי באדם: לא יתרעם ויריב רוחי עלי בשביל האדם:

forever: for a long time. Behold My spirit is quarreling within Me whether to destroy or to have mercy. Let this quarrel in My spirit not endure forever, i.e., for a long time.

לעולם: לאורך ימים, הנה רוחי נדון בקרבי אם להשחית ואם לרחם, לא יהיה מדון זה ברוחי לעולם, כלומר לאורך ימים:

because he is also flesh: Heb. בְּשַׁגָּם, like בָּשֶׁגַם i.e., because this is also in him that he is [only] flesh, and nevertheless, he does not subordinate himself before Me. What if he were fire or a hard substance? [i.e., How much greater would his insubordination be!] Similar to this, (Jud. 5:7):“Until I Deborah arose (שַׁקַמְתִּי)”, as if it were written שֶׁקַמְתִּי and similarly, (ibid. 6:17):“that You (שָׁאַתָּה) are speaking with me,” as if it were written שֶׁאַתָּה so too בְּשַׁגָּם is like בְּשֶׁגָּם

בשגם הוא בשר: כמו בשגם, כלומר בשביל שגם זאת בו שהוא בשר, ואף על פי כן אינו נכנע לפני, ומה אם יהיה אש או דבר קשה, כיוצא בו (שופטים ה ז) עד שקמתי דבורה, כמו שקמתי. וכן (שם ו יז) שאתה מדבר עמי, כמו שאתה, אף בשגם כמו בשגם:

and his days shall be: Until a hundred and twenty years I will delay My wrath towards them, but if they do not repent, I will bring a flood upon them. Now if you ask: from the time that Japheth was born until the Flood are only a hundred years, [I will answer that] there is no [sequence of] earlier and later events in the Torah. This decree had already been issued twenty years before Noah begot children, and so we find in Seder Olam (ch. 28). There are many Aggadic midrashim on the words לֹא יָדוֹן, but this is its clear, simple explanation.

והיו ימיו וגו’: עד מאה ועשרים שנה אאריך להם אפי ואם לא ישובו אביא עליהם מבול. ואם תאמר משנולד יפת עד המבול אינו אלא מאה שנה, אין מוקדם ומאוחר בתורה, כבר היתה הגזירה גזורה עשרים שנה קודם שהוליד נח תולדות, וכן מצינו בסדר עולם (פרק כח). יש מדרשי אגדה רבים בלא ידון, אבל זה הוא צחצוח פשוטו:


In Gen.6:3, The Jewish commentators clearly show that this verse is about an age –  This age as is common in scriptures has two congruent meanings.  Noah’s flood as is  most often taught by Jewish and Christian pastors.   But surely it is referring to an “age”.   If we take each day of creation equivalent to 1,000 year days  (supported by scripture in Psalms  90:4 as well as 2 Peter 3:8.  This makes it clear that  1,000 years are as one day to God –  and a day is as a thousand years.

Surely, 120 years can either imply the 12,000 years of alloted Human (man’s) history!   This same 120 years when combined with the Jewish Jubilee gives us some other interesting observations.

God established a “Jubilee Year” for Israel in Leviticus 25:8-13.  A Jubilee period consists of 50 year time spans.

If we multiply this 120 ‘years’  by the Jubilee years of Israel of 50 years  [50 X 120] we arrive at Goddtype’s  6,000 years of “known” time which consists of 4,000 years of SP(spirit/Jewish age) which is followed by a 2,000 year period of NF(Jesus/Christian age) A total of of 6,000 years which is to be followed by a 1000 year millenium (Trinity/timeless age)   6 days + 1 day of rest!

The bible is prolific in its support of the Godtype Space-time map!

Im Hosea 6:1-2 it says… “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us.”

This is clear evidence for our present 2,000 year NF/Jesus age which began at Christs resurrection.  29/30* ad.

The Bible clearly shows this 6,000 year period which is unfortunately taken by fundamentalist brothers as the entire age of our earth.  My judgemental brothers fail to “see” the 5,000 year period of the Father’s SJ age clearly alluded to in many passages dealing with the Ancient of days as well the “mighty men of old”   Mighty men and ancient history the Jewish Rabi’s were well aware of.   See Zechariah 12:10 and vs.16.

William Blake – Christ appears to apostles after resurection

In still another scripture: “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” Mt.16:28. (Also Mk.9:1).
“After six days (this information within the scriptures is a clue to something hidden in plain sight – could it be a reference to his second coming after 6,000 years of Jewish/Christian history?) Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as light.” Mt.17:1-2. (Also Mk.9:2-3).

Jesus gives another clue which clearly uses days as symbolic with 1000 year periods.  6 days after his resurrection   He tells his disciples that   His ‘perfection’  will be  ‘in the third day.’ Luke 13:32.   Does this not also imply just as Hosea does that his millennial reign (1000 years) will begin after  2,000 years ?

Beloved.   We are all privileged to be living nearly 2000 years from our Lord’s resurrection which marked the beginning of 2000 years of a Christian church age that is surely near its completion.


Post Notes:
*29 ad represents the Gregorian Calendar year (with a 4-5 year error) and 30 ad represents the Jewish new year.  Christ rose from the grave on the 17th day of a new Jewish year, actually he rose at sundown – 16.66 days into the new year.
E.W. Bullinger’s amazing research of Number in Scripture has this to say about the number 120.  Interestingly he had nothing to say about it equating to human lifespan!

120 is made up of three forties (3×40=120). Applied to time therefore it signifies divinely appointed period of probation, Genesis 6:3.

Applied to persons it points to a divinely appointed number during a period of waiting, Acts 1:15.

WOW!  What an amazing book…..

Milton Thomas Fleitas



Posted by on Aug 15 2012. Filed under Book Essays, Godtype Research. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

5 Comments for “Genesis 6:3 – Mans appointed 120 years: It’s true meaning”

  1. ron

    I agree 100% 120 x 50 = 6000 years
    I heard the next jubilee year is in 2027.
    Guess who’s coming to dinner .

    • Yes, it seems The only discrepancy between 2027 and 2029 is a 2 year period that I believe is the Miss Counting of year zero in both directions of time. BC. AD.

  2. Absense of evidence is not evidence of absense. This forensic antimetabole is never more applicable than as to Egyptology where it is a well-known fact that negative events and defeats, such as plagues and the Exodus, are not necessarily going to be recorded in durative archaeological records (stone work) or other national archive. The Egyptians as well as most other ancient near-eastern semitic tribes did not have a culture of polico-historians like the Romans had Herodotus or Thucydides. Would we know of the details of the events of Thermopylae strictly from Persian records? No, it is primarily from Herodotus but do scholars take such pains to disprove him? Only recently has the Biblically-referenced city of Pi-Ramesse been discovered. And it shows evidence of having been devastated by plagues and subsequently abandoned, even to the note of National Geographic.

    Most ancient scholars have a clear modus operandum of disproving all books of the Bible at nearly all costs unless the evidence is incontrovertable. I am so glad we have a few honest souls willing to expose this state of affairs.

    Let me post this on flockshare for further discussion

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