The Torah tells us that on the sixth day of creation, G-d decided to create mankind (Bereishis 1:26-27):
And G-d said, Let Us make Mankind in Our image, after Our likeness So G-d created Mankind in His own image, in the image of G-d He created him; male and female He created them.
However, only several pesukim later, the Torah tells us that G-d formed the man (Bereishis 2:7):
And the L-rd G-d formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Wouldn't it be more logical that man was formed at the same time, man was created? E.g. on the sixth day? It is only right before G-d planted the Garden in Eden, that man was formed. Is there a logical explanation for this?
This Shabbos, I've heard a possible explanation, however, I think this might be farfetched. G-d created people on the sixth day, not only Adam HaRishon. But, G-d saw that the people were like the people in the generation of Noach. They weren't connecting with G-d. So, G-d "formed man", e.g. appointed a man, Adam, to be "his rolemodel" and "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life". It was only after this was done by G-d, that mankind was connected to G-d. Can this be an explanation? This idea, although not completely as I write it, can be found in Sefer HaIkkarim (Maamar 3:2:7) by Rav Yosef Albo:
Hence in speaking of their formation, the Bible says, “And God saw that it was good,” to indicate that as soon as they come into existence, the good of which they are capable is attained and completed, and no other good is expected of them. But in the account of the formation of man there is no statement “that it is good,” which seems strange. For it would seem that the formation of man should be characterized as good just like the formation of animals. The reason for the omission is in order to indicate that the good that is intended in the creation of man is not the perfection of existence merely, as in the other animals, but another nobler perfection, which can be attained only when he has actualized his potentialities.
Are there sources that discusses this idea? Or are there sources that observe the same?