BDB545 [H1968]

הֵימָן proper name, masculine Heman (faithful, compare Aramaic מְהֵימָן, ) a wise man with whom Solomon is compared 1Kgs 5:11, where app. son of Mahol (Klo sons of the dance); named with 3 others, one being Ethan the Ezrahite; 1Chr 2:6 a Heman is named with same 3+1 other, & all called sons of Zerah of Judah; Heman appears Ps 88:1 also as the Ezrahite (see below זרח), compare Ethan above; in other passages Heman is a Levite; specifically Kohathite, son of Joel, called the singer (הַמְשׁוֺרֵר) 1Chr 6:18 (|| Asaph v.1Chr 6:24, Ethan v.1Chr 6:29); Heman, Asaph & Ethan named as the singers (הַמְשֹׁרְרִים) 1Chr 15:17; 1Chr 15:19 compare Heman & Jeduthun 1Chr 16:41; 1Chr 16:42 (|| Asaph v1Chr 16:37); Heman, Asaph & Jeduthun 1Chr 25:6; 2Chr 5:12; 2Chr 35:15 elsewhere בְּנֵי אָ סָף וְהֵימָן וִידוּתוּן 1Chr 25:1 compare v1Chr 25:4 v1Chr 25:4 v1Chr 25:5 v1Chr 25:5 בְּנֵי הֵימָן 2Chr 29:14 (|| בְּנֵי ידוּתוּן); — 2Chr 25:5 Heman is called חֹזֵה הַמֶּלָח בְּדִבְ רֵי הַאֱלֹהִים (compare Asaph 2Chr 29:30, Jeduthun 2Chr 35:15). — On question of identity of Heman in these various connections, see Thes Comm.

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