9. Keith: Did God create men or beasts first? (See first and second chapters of Genesis, tool)
Shawn:- Our friends at www.answersingenesis.org have spent much time studying issues such as these and provide us with an excellent explanation:
Because in Hebrew the precise tense of a verb is determined by the context. It is clear from chapter 1 that the beasts and birds were created before Adam, so Jewish scholars would have understood the verb ‘formed’ in Genesis 2:19 to mean ‘had formed’ or ‘having formed’. If we translate verse 19 as follows (as one widely used translation1 does), ‘Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field …’, the apparent disagreement with Genesis 1 disappears completely.