In life everybody is part of a hierarchy. There has been hierarchy since the being of time. When God made the world he was automatically at the top, and has been forever and always will be.
When God made man, Adam, he was put in second place.
” 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.” Genesis 2:7
God then had Adam name the animals thus putting Adam in dominion over the animals. But because it was not good to have Adam alone and made a woman.
“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; And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is the bone of my bones and , flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” Genesis 2: 21-23.
Now, this would make it seem as though Eve is below Adam in the hierarchy until your read verse 24 which says “Therefore a man should leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two shall be as one flesh.” This would say to you that the woman and the man are equals. With man being the leader of the house hold but both being equal in the overall hierarchy.
So in the Garden of Eden thus far the hierarchy goes God, Adam and Eve, animals. But when Adam and Eve leave the Garden of Eden the hierarchy would become God, Adam and Eve, their children, the animals.
You can even see these kinds of hierarchy in the world today everywhere. Our business, the government and still six-thousand years later, in our house holds. So next time you see on order of power, think of the Garden of Eden.