"Who was Heman’s father?" (Alleged Contradiction #E6112)
For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
I Kings 4:31
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
I Chronicles 2:6
And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel …
I Chronicles 6:33
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah …
I Chronicles 15:17
Mahol = Zerah
It is possible that Mahol also went by the name Zerah. Heman the son of Joel could have been a completely different Heman. Even today, people go by different names (first name, middle name, last name), and we refer to the same person by different names when we discuss them sometimes.
Another possibility is that Heman is the biological son of Mahol but the step-son of Zerah (again, Heman the son of Joel would be another person).
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