Holman Bible Dictionary
(hee' man) Personal name meaning, “faithful.” 1. In Genesis 36:22
, one of the sons of Lotan mentioned among the descendants of Esau. KJV renders the name Hemam
. 2. In 1 Kings 4:31
, a notable sage to whose wisdom that of Solomon is compared. 3. In 1 Chronicles 6:33
, the son of Joel, a Kohathite. He was one of the Temple singers under David and Solomon. In 1 Chronicles 25:5
, he is called a seer. Elsewhere in that chapter he is said to have prophesied using musical instruments. He may be the same as the Heman mentioned in 1 Kings 4:31
. The psalm title attributes Psalm 88:1
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Heman'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/heman.html. 1991.