The six "days" of creation in Genesis 1 are each closed with the repeated text pattern !
Evening-morning in that order appears only a few times in the Bible and two very interesting occurrences are in chapter 8 of the book of Daniel. The King James Version (KJV) and other translations, DRB, LITV, YLT, GNB use evening and morning and the New King James Version (NKJV) has modified it. (see Appendix A)
"the evening and the morning were the __(1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th)__ day"
Dan 8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days (NKJV note; Lit. evening-mornings); then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. Dan 8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning (NKJV; evenings and mornings) which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. (KJV)
Based on the obvious context many translations, ASV, ESV, JPS, BBE, CEV, GW, MKJV, NKJV, and RV use evenings and mornings !!Dan 8:14 And he said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state." Dan 8:26 The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now." (ESV)Then how about some context for Genesis chapter one which comes from Genesis chapter two concerning what took place during "day six" !
And the ISV
Dan 8:14 He told me, 'For 2,300 days. Then what is holy will be restored.'"
Dan 8:26 The vision about the twilights and dawnings that has been related is trustworthy, but keep its vision secret, because it pertains to the distant future.'Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.The simple "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." has been expanded. Adam was in a garden with a job to do, "to dress it and to keep it." and he had NO human companion and was tasked to name all the animals since he apparently had a language and a vocabulary and was to see if any of the animals were considered to be a suitable mate for him, as all the animals had mates.
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow (H6779; to sprout) every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. ...
Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. ...
Gen 2:19 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.
Gen 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Gen 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Gen 2:23 And Adam said, This is now (at last; per the ESV, ISV, GNB, LITV and Knox translations; finally; per the ERV translation) bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (KJV)
"Calling or naming presupposes acquaintance. Adam is to become acquainted with the creatures, to learn their relation to him, and by giving them names to prove himself their lord. Not to be regarded as the mere results of reflection, or of abstraction from merely outward peculiarities which affected the senses but as a deep and direct mental insight into the nature of the animal's characteristics or behaviors, ;"[ Keil & Delitzsch Commentary ]
Some were named for their appearances and some for their behavior including violent behavior. Examples; the lion H738 'ariy; "in the sense of violence"; also the eagle H5404 nesher; "to lacerate, "a tearer with the beak"(Smith), also night hawk H8464 tachmas; "from it's violence" and the Cormorant H7994 shalak; "bird of prey (from casting itself into the sea)" Thus requiring Adam to study their behavior in the field for some time period, also such as the fox (H7776 shu'al) as a burrower, and the dove (H3123 yonah) from the warmth of their mating, and the stork (H2624 chasiydah) as a kind (maternal) bird. As he selected the most suitable name for over 120 animals named in the Bible and more that have names that have survived in the languages and dialects even though they were not mentioned in the Bible. There are more than 5,373 species of living land mammals arranged in 109 families (per britannica.com - minus marine mammals) and more than 9716 species of birds in 204 families (per bto.org-Clements) for which Adam possibly would only have to study and name the distinct families and not the many different individual species. Except some species show up such as the adder (H8207, shphiyphon; a kind of serpent (as snapping).) Isa 11:8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. (ESV)
(Note that in the wild large predators like the lion when "suitable prey is available, eat every 3 to 4 days, but can go without food for more than a week. They average about 5 to 7kgs meat daily, but can consume about 25% of their body mass if necessary. An adult lion will kill in the region of 15 animals per year. The norm is to kill only enough to sustain themselves." (from home.intekom/.../lion/))
Then when after a time God finally created Eve as a mate for Adam he was very happy !! as the Easy to Read Version (ERV) translates it; " And the man said, "Finally! One like me, with bones from my bones and a body from my body. She was taken out of a man, so I will call her 'woman.'" Not what one would say if less than 24 hours had passed!
No matter how capable Adam may have been, he still was a human, not a super hero with super speed or other such super attributes, our DNA was inherited from him. It would require an extended time for him to observe and name appropriately "every living creature" in their habitat, obviously more than 24 hours ! Then from the obvious context of Genesis chapter two that creation "day six" was longer than 24 hours we have;
the evenings and the mornings were the ____ age/life/time/season/space
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was waste, and void; and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God brooded over the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light:" and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evenings and the mornings were time one.
Gen 1:6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
Gen 1:7 And God brought forth the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse: and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God called the expanse Heavens. And the evenings and the mornings were a second time.
Gen 1:9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear:" and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And God said, "Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the plants bearing seed, and the trees bearing fruit after its kind, with its seed within, on the land:" and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the land brought forth tender sprouts, and plants bearing seed after its kind, and the trees bearing fruit, whose seed was within, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And the evenings and the mornings were a third time.
Gen 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth:" and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God brought forth two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: and also the stars.
Gen 1:17 And God appointed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the evenings and the mornings were a fourth time.
Gen 1:20 And God said, "Let the waters breed abundantly masses of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."
Gen 1:21 And God created great living creatures, and every living creature that moves which the waters brought forth multiplied after its kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
Gen 1:23 And the evenings and the mornings were a fifth time.
Gen 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beasts of the earth after its kind:" and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that moves on the earth after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:26 And God said, "Let us bring forth man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that moves on the earth."
Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "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."
Gen 1:29 And God said, "Behold, I have provided every plant bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree bearing seed; to you it will be for food.
Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every thing that moves upon the earth, that has life, I have given every green plant for food:" and it was so.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that He had accomplished, and, behold, it was very good. And the evenings and the mornings were a sixth time.
Gen 2:1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all that occupy them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh time God ended His work which He had accomplished; and He rested on the seventh time from all His work which he had provided.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh time, and sanctified it: because on it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were accomplished, in the time that the LORD God was making the earth and the heavens,
Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field was not yet on the land, and every herb of the field before it sprouted: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:6 But there went up a vapor from the land, and watered all the face of the ground.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God fashioned man of the clay of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had fashioned.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to sprout every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there was spread out and existed four headwaters.
Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which flows through all the land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Gen 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Gen 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: which flows through all the land of Cush.
Gen 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work in it and to preserve it.
Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will not eat: for from the time that you eat of it you will be doomed to die."
Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will provide a mate for him."
Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
Gen 2:20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but no mate was found for the man.
Gen 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept: and He took one part from his side, and repaired the flesh beneath;
Gen 2:22 And the side part which the LORD God had taken from the man, He fashioned into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Gen 2:23 And the man said, This at last is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Gen 2:24 Therefore will a man leave his father and his mother, and will join together with his wife: and they will be one flesh.
Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.