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A descendant of Seir the Horite, descendant of Esau (1 Chr 1:39). In a similar list, Homam appears as Hemam (Gen 36:22).
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HOMAM (PERSON) [Heb hômām (הֹומָם)]. A clan name in the genealogy of Seir the Horite in 1 Chr 1:39. Homam is listed as the second son of Lotan, son of Seir, and he is thus the grandson of Seir. The name in this form appears only in 1 Chr 1:39, but it is equivalent to the name Hemam (MT and KJV, while
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heman. 1. Lotan’s son, the brother of Hori and a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gn 36:22, kjv Hemam); alternately spelled Homam in 1 Chronicles 1:39, reflecting a later scribal error.2. Mahol’s son, descendant of Zerah from Judah’s tribe and one of the sages whose wisdom was surpassed by King Solomon’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HEMAN1. Lotan’s son, the brother of Hori and a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gn 36:22); alternately spelled Homam in 1 Chronicles 1:39, reflecting a later scribal error.2. Mahol’s son, descendant of Zerah from Judah’s tribe and one of the sages whose wisdom was surpassed by King Solomon’s (1 Kgs 4:31;
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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HEMAN (Heb. hêmān, ‘faithful’). 1. One of the sages whom Solomon excelled in wisdom (1 Ki. 4:31). Said to be a son of *Mahol; but 1 Ch. 2:6 calls him a son of Zerah, a Judahite.2. A Kohathite Levite, son of Joel, one of David’s leading singers (1 Ch. 6:33; 15:17, 19; 16:41–42; 25:1, 4–6; 2 Ch. 5:12;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heman (Heb. hêmān) (also HOMAM)1. A Horite descendent of Esau, and son of Lotan (Gen. 36:22 NRSV, following LXX). The MT and most versions read more correctly Heman. In the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr. 1:39 the name is vocalized as Homam.2. A famous wise man, son of Mahol, whose wisdom was surpassed
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HEMAN The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. One of the four sons of Mahol (1 Kgs 5:11), with his brothers Ethan, Calcol, and Darda. The vast wisdom of Solomon was said to be superior to that of Heman. According to 1 Chr 2:6, Heman was a member of the tribe of Judah, and the four are listed, along
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
He´mam (exterminating). Hori and Hemam were sons of Lotan, the eldest son of Seir. Gen. 36:22.
He´man (faithful).1. Son of Zerah. 1 Chron. 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 Chron. 6:33, and was the first of the three Levites to whom was committed the vocal and instrumental music of the temple service
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