International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
he'-man (heman, "faithful"): The name of two men in the Old Testament.
(1) A musician and seer, a Levite, son of Joel and grandson of the prophet Samuel; of the family of the Kohathites (1 Ch 6:33), appointed by David as one of the leaders of the temple-singing (1 Ch 15:17; 2 Ch 5:12). He had 14 sons (and 3 daughters) who assisted their father in the chorus. Heman seems also to have been a man of spiritual power; is called "the king's seer in matters of God" (1 Ch 25:5; 2 Ch 35:15).
(2) One of the noted wise men prior to, or about, the time of Solomon. He was one of the three sons of Mahol (1 Ki 4:31 (Hebrew 5:11)); also called a son of Zerah (1 Ch 2:6).
Ps 88 is inscribed to Heman the Ezrahite, who is probably to be identified with the second son of Zerah.
Edward Babgy Pollard
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'heman'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE
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