So, I was going through Genesis 1-2 again recently, and I noticed this.
26Then God said,(O) "Let us make man[h] in our image,(P) after our likeness. And(Q) let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
(R) male and female he created them.
28And God blessed them. And God said to them,(S) "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." 29And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit.(T) You shall have them for food. 30And(U) to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. 31(V) And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
So, Genesis one says that God created Mankind- male and female, on the sixth day. He gave them the mandate to be fruitful and multiply. However, in Genesis two we see this.
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone;(R) I will make him a helper fit for[e] him." 19(S) Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed[f] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and(T) brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam[g] there was not found a helper fit for him. 21So the LORD God caused a(U) deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made[h] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23Then the man said,
"This at last is(V) bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was(W) taken out of Man."[i]
24(X) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Adam was naming the animals, and finally when he was seemingly done with this task, there was no suitable mate to be found for Him, so God caused Adam to go into a deep sleep and made Eve.
Here is my question then. If the creation days are literal 24 hour days, How then could Adam name all of the animals in one 24 hour day and then God still create Eve on this 24 hour day.
It seems Adam was naming the animals for some time, and then God created eve. Genesis one says that God made male and female on the sixth day. Do you guys see where I'm going with this?
I'm undecided on the length of days in creation. I'm wondering how it is possible for the days to be literal 24 hour days with the situation I mentioned above.
Any insight would be appreciated.