Intro: Gen.1:26 And God* (Elohim/devine judgement that is a plural that can be used in a singular context) said, Let us* make man (אדם)/ (Mankind/plural) in our* (plural) image, after our*(plural) likeness: and let them*(plural) have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
(Man here is to mention mankind in general, Elohim said "let us make man in our image", this includes the one speaking which would be The Creator, the title for this Devine Judgement in relation to Creation is Elohim yet we also know that this One speaking is The LORD (YHVH) Deut.6:4.)
Gen.1:27 So God created man (את־האדם/ spacific singular man, definate article) in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (1 Cor.15:45,47/ Eth Ha Adam & Yeshua were in the exact Image of Go one was earthly the other Holy)
כז וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים
בָּרָא אֹתוֹ: זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, בָּרָא אֹתָם.
(Man here (vs.27) is to Say THE Man. Very Spacific Individual unlike just saying man (mankind) in general as in vs.26. Mankind was created on the sixth day and this consisted of the creation of Et Ha Adam / Eth Ha Adom (The Spacific Adamic Man). In the sixth day we are told that the LORD created The Man (singular) in His image male and female created he them (plural from the singular). And dominion was given to him over the animals and plants. This took place on the 6th day Gen.1:31)
Gen.2:1-3 God rested on the 7th day thus a complete creation story.
* Gen.2:4 The Emphasis becomes The Man (Eth Ha'Adam).
Gen.2:7 And the LORD God formed man (Eth Ha Adam) of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath (neshamah) of life; and man became a living soul .(nephesh) /(Job.33:4)
___Spirit & Soul_____
(Nephesh is basically to say any living, breathing thing. Man consists of BOTH flesh and Spirit /bodies/: Gen.2:7/ 1 Cor.15:35-58/ 2 Cor.5:7-10/ Ecc.12:6-7/ Jn.16:28. The Breath that combines with flesh to become one living Breathing thing (soul) in this verse is the Hebrew:
neshamah- vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect, soul, Spirit, wind (H#5397). It shows relation to the act of God giving life and being the Source. (Eze.18:4)
*NOTE: both Ruach and Neshama are described as being this breath/ Gen.7:22 (breath-both)/ Job 27:3 (breath- neshamah/spirit- Ruach)* 1 Cor.6:19
Ruach- (H#7306) wind, Spirit, air, breath,..
Gen.2:16-17 The Man was commanded not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for the result would be death in that day * 2 Pet.3:8 No one has lived to see the age of 1,000 yet Adam was close (they did die the same day!).
Food for thought
Gen.3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (Eve's discription of the commandment given was differ than the commandment given to Adam she said touch/ naga Hebrew #5060/ (to lay with a woman) (Also notice Fig Leaves were worn around privates afterwards and no mention of an apple/ The trangression first happened between Eve and the serpent Then Eve with Adam) To sin is to trangress God's Law thus committing adultry (spiritual/ physical). Why was a form of punishment to Eve pain in childbearing?
Gen.1:27-28 mentions Eth Ha Adam being created on the 6th day of creation. It shares the same discription found in Gen.2:16-23 where Eth Ha Adam becomes the emphasis rather than the 7 days of creation. This is evident with the paragraph (Parsha) change (see comment section).
We go back over the basics of Gen.1 in greater detail yet repeating that plants were to him for meat Gen.1:29/ Gen.2:16, Adam was given dominion over every living thing (including Plants) Gen.1:26,29,30/ Gen.2:15,16,19,20 and again the fact that He (singular) was created Male and Female (echad) Gen.1:27/Gen.2:20-24/ Gen.3:20
Gen.1:29 clearly says Man was harvesting the fields (prior to some 8th day). all physical creation was done (FINISHED) in 6 days. No More No Less (Ex.20:9-11/ Gen.1:31-Gen.2:3....)
Rom.5:12/ Acts 17:26 (blood not in the oldest manuscripts)
Gen 4:14,16,17/ Gen.3:15/ Eth (#853) Ha (the) Adam (#120)
*suggested blog: (Kenites)
So it seems clear to me that the Scriptures say that Eth Ha Adam (The Man)was created on the 6th day (as mankind in general continues to be born we know that God created all things in 6 days (not 8) and rested on the 7th.)
Early "pre adamites" theology is documented here and in more recent times among people like Alexander Winchell and others.
I will leave the individual to conclude their own studies on the subject.