by Lew Wallace
Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the galleys while his family is sent to leprosy caves. On the road to find them, Ben-Hur meets the Christ and his life is changed forever.
4 B. C. - 30 A. D.