Heman

Heman [N] [H] [S]

faithful.

  • 1 Kings 4:31 ; 1 Chronicles 2:6 , a son of Zerah, noted for his wisdom.
  • Grandson of Samuel ( 1 Chronicles 6:33 ; 15:17 ), to whom the 88th Psalm probably was inscribed. He was one of the "seers" named in 2 Chronicles 29:14 2 Chronicles 29:30 , and took a leading part in the administration of the sacred services.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Heman". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Heman [N] [E] [S]

    their trouble; tumult; much; in great number
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Heman'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Heman [N] [E] [H]

    (faithful )

    1. Son of Zerah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:6 ; 1 Kings 4:31 )
    2. Son of Joel and grandson of Samuel the prophet, a Kohathite. He is called "the singer," rather the musician, ( 1 Chronicles 6:33 ) and was the first of the three Levites to whom was committed the vocal and instrumental music of the temple service in the reign of David. ( 1 Chronicles 15:16-22 ) The 88th Psalm is ascribed to him. (B.C. 1014.)

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Heman'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    HEMAN

    he'-man (heman, "faithful"):

    The name of two men in the Old Testament.

    (1) A musician and seer, a Levite, son of Joe and grandson of the prophet Samuel; of the family of the Kohathites (1 Chronicles 6:33), appointed by David as one of the leaders of the temple-singing (1 Chronicles 15:17; 2 Chronicles 5:12). He had 14 sons (and 3 daughters) who assisted their father in the chorus. Heman seems also to have been a man of spiritual power; is called "the king's seer in matters of God" (1 Chronicles 25:5; 2 Chronicles 35:15).

    (2) One of the noted wise men prior to, or about, the time of Solomon. He was one of the three sons of Mahol (1 Kings 4:31)); also called a son of Zerah (1 Chronicles 2:6).

    Psalms 88 is inscribed to Heman the Ezrahite, who is probably to be identified with the second son of Zerah.

    Edward Babgy Pollard


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HEMAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.