Heman

Heman (Hee´muhn; Heb., “faithful”)

1 A grandson of Jacob and son of Zerah (1Chr 2:6). 2 A wise man in the time of Solomon (1Kgs 4:31). 3 A grandson of Samuel and son of Joel, whom David put in charge of the service of song (1Chr 6:31-33). He is identified as the “singer” and, as the first in the list of three appointed by David, may have been the chief musician. Ps 88 is probably attributed to him.

1Chr 2:6

6The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all.

1Kgs 4:31

31He was wiser than anyone else, wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, children of Mahol; his fame spread throughout all the surrounding ... View more

1Chr 6:31-33

Musicians Appointed by David
31These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark came to rest there.32Th ... View more

Ps 88

Prayer for Help in Despondency
A Song. A Psalm of the Korahites. To the leader: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.
1O Lord, God of ... View more

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