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Heman (son of Mahol)
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Compared to Solomon, whose wisdom was said to surpass Heman’s and all of the other sons of Mahol (1 Kgs 4:31).
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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
2. One of the noted wise men prior to, or about, the time of Solomon. He was one of the three “sons of Mahol,” a guild of temple singers or dancers (1 K. 4:31 [MT 5:11]); also called a son of Zerah (1 Ch. 2:6).Psalm 88 is inscribed to Heman the Ezrahite, who may have been the leader of a musical guild
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;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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