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Metaphysical meaning of Heman (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Heman (mbd)
Heman, he'-man (Heb.)--durable; lasting; faithful; trustworthy; sure; true.

a A wise man in Solomon's time, but not so wise as Solomon (I Kings 4:31). b A singer, a Kohathite, in David's reign (I Chron. 6:33).

Meta. Thoughts full of faith and trust in God, thoughts that are honest, true, steadfast, accurate. Great wisdom and harmony are the result of these thoughts. In the case of the Heman of I Kings 4:31, however, these thoughts must be of the intellect, rather than of Spirit, since the wisdom of Solomon, spiritual wisdom, greatly excelled the wisdom of Heman. Solomon desired above all things to be given an "understanding heart" (I Kings 3:9). It is through the heart of man (symbolically), and not through his head, that the deep wisdom of God enters the consciousness.

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