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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Lew Wallace

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Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to the fleet as a galley-slave, while his family is imprisoned and the family goods confiscated. When Ben-Hur saves the fleet captain from drowning after his ship is sunk in a fight with pirates, that officer adopts him as son and heir. With Roman training, Ben-Hur distinguishes himself in the arena and the palistrae and appears to be on the way to high military command. With the help of a faithful family retainer and a generous Arab sheik, Ben-Hur is enabled to take part in a widely touted chariot race, where one of the other charioteers is the boyhood friend who connived to punish him for the accident and split his estate. That rival is crippled, financially and bodily, in a no-holds-barred race (memorable from the 1959 movie with Charlton Heston). Ben-Hur turns his attention to the prophesied King of the Jews, when through the sheik he meets Balthasar, one of the Three Wise Men, and hears of the child born years ago. Will Ben-Hur be the general who brings victories to the King, and finally liberates Israel from the oppressive Roman yoke? In his quest for the answer, Ben-Hur seeks out the Nazarene, now rumored to be The Messiah. THAT hero needs no introduction. Curious about the lack of kingly trappings and ambitions about this man, Ben-Hur begins to suspect that his kingdom is not of this world. And with him, we receive a gut-wrenching eye-witness view of Jesus’ arrest, humiliation, and crucifixion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

23h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

25:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

16:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

28:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

18:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

20:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

25:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

18:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

28:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

14:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

17:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

18:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

22:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

15:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

22:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

27:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

20:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

21:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

16:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

22:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

18:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

28:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

18:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

23:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

45:31