Heman (Heb. Heyman', הֵימָן, i. q. מהֵימִן, ChlaId. faithful; Sept. Αἰμάν or Αἱμάν, v.r. Α᾿μάν, Α᾿νάν, Αἰμουάμ, etc.), the name of two men.
1. A person named with three others celebrated for their wisdom, to which that of Solomon is compared (1Ki 4:31), probably the same as the son of Zerah and grandson of Judah (1Ch 2:6). B.C. post 1856; SEE ETHAN.
2. Son of Jobl, and grandson of Samuel, a Kohathite of the tribe of Levi, and one of the leaders of the Temple music as organized by David (1
Chronicles 6:33; 15:17; 16:41,42). B.C. 1014. This, probably, is the Heman to whom the 88th Psalm is ascribed. He had fourteen sons and three daughters (1Ch 25:5), some of whom are enumerated in ver. 4. Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun are termed "seers" in 2Ch 29:14,30; 2Ch 35:15, which refers rather to their genius as sacred musicians than to their possessing the spirit of prophecy (1Ch 15:19; 1Ch 25:1; 2Ch 5; 2Ch 12), although there is not wanting evidence of their occasional inspiration. SEE ASAPH.