This account shows, man before any beasts.
NO! Once again someone is Misinterpreting the Bible! READ THE STUFF BEFORE THAT PLEASE!!! I'm sorry, I don't want to come off as being angry or anything, i'm just frustrated that people read one paragraph and jump to a conclusion. Zanadore you have to read the stuff right before the piece of text you quoted....
Look, God made the Earth to his liking.....then he created all the animals in the sea and the fowls to be in the air, and he created all the creeping things and cattle and so forth..... Then he created man. After he created man, he took a piece of land and made a Garden there (inside Eden), then he put the man in the garden. Now at that point there aren't any animals in the garden. When God saw that man was all alone in the garden he decided to put some animals in there so he wouldn't be lonely. Once he decided to do that, he created all the beasts of the field (that were already in existence else where, he made more of them) and put them in the Garden with Adam. Once God did that, he noticed that all the animals had mates but Adam did not, that's when he created Eve.
Here's a quick few quotes:
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 1: In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.
(Light; separates light from darkness; day; night)
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 6: And God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
(dry land appears; land called Earth; waters called seas)
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 11: And God said, let the Earth bring forth grass and herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
(stars; sun; moon)
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 20: And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in open firmament of heaven.
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 21: And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw it was good.
(God blessed them saying be fruitful and multiply)
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 24: And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis Chp. 1 Verse 26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them 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.
(so God created man; then God created the garden in Eden)
Genesis Chp. 2 Verse 8: And God planted a garden eastward in Eden: and there he put man whom he had formed.
Genesis Chp. 2 Verse 15: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(don't eat of that one tree)
Genesis Chp. 2 Verse 19: And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
(Until then the animals existed but weren't named, and there wasn't any of them in the Garden; but afterwards more were made and brought into the garden so Adam would have company and could name them)
(Then God made Eve, ect.....)
So you see God created all the animals and beasts before he created man.