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Heman (son of Mahol)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Heman, Son of Mahol
Heman, Son of Mahol (הֵימָן‎, heiman). Compared to Solomon, whose wisdom was said to surpass Heman’s and all of the other sons of Mahol (1 Kgs 4:31).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heman (Person)
HEMAN (PERSON) [Heb hêmān (הֵימָן)]. Var. HOMAM. The name of three men in the OT.1. A clan name in the genealogy of Seir the Horite mentioned in Gen 36:22. If Heman is read here, then his origin would be among the clans of the earliest known inhabitants of this region of Seir (Edom). However, this
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hemam
Hemam. kjv spelling of Heman, Lotan’s son, in Genesis 36:22.See Heman #1.
Heman
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
Heman
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
Hemam
HEMAM* kjv spelling of Heman, Lotan’s son, in Genesis 36:22. See Heman #1.
Heman
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)
Heman
Heman (hee´muhn; Heb., “faithful”).1 A grandson of Jacob and son of Zerah (1 Chron. 2:6).2 A wise man in the time of Solomon (1 Kings 4:31).3 A grandson of Samuel and son of Joel whom David put in charge of the service of song (1 Chron. 6:31–33). He is identified as the “singer” and, as the first
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hemam
HEMAM. Son of Lotan, a descendant of Seir and a member of a group known as Horites (Gen 36:22). In (1 Chr 1:39) he is called Homam (q.v.). He is also called Heman in the LXX in both passages, and this spelling is used in Gen 36:22 in the RSV.
Heman
HEMAN1. RSV for Hemam (Gen 36:22), a Horite. See Hemam.2. A wise man, one of the sons of Mahol (1 Kgs 4:31), i.e., members of the orchestral guild or cantors (Jerusalem Bible). In 1 Chr 2:6 he is listed as a son of Zerah of the family of Judah. A superscription attributes Ps 88 to him.3. One of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Heman
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
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
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
Hemam
He´mam (exterminating). Hori and Hemam were sons of Lotan, the eldest son of Seir. Gen. 36:22.
Heman
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
See also
Relatives
Mahol Father
Calcol Brother
Darda Brother
Zerah Relative
Roles