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The Real Story of Ben-Hur's 'Tale of the Christ'



For many, watching the movie “Ben-Hur” has become an Easter tradition. But what many may not know is that Hollywood didn’t create this classic story.

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  1. For many, watching the movie "Ben-Hur" has become an Easter tradition. The 1959 blockbuster, starring Charlton Heston, made history with a record 11 Academy Awards.

    Now, the 1925 silent version is making a comeback. But what many may not know is that Hollywood didn't create this classic story.

    The idea came from the best-selling novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, published in 1880. The book tells the story of a life-altering encounter between a first century Jewish prince and Jesus of Nazareth.

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  2. they asked "how could a God allow a war like this" because man has free moral choice and we chose to not listen to God's word and have wars instead that is why. this is not heaven. people always want to say why won't God stop this? because he does not go against our moral will and sadly our moral free will will be the downfall of so many who suppress the truth and seek to please self instead of their creator.

  3. I had the privilege of translating this novel in Persian, my mother tongue, and also made it as a radio drama for a Christian radio broadcasting in Persian, using the original soundtrack (2CD set). While translating and adjusting, I had most of the times tears in my eyes. This novel and its adaptation for movie (1959 version) shaped my character and my faith since I was only 7.

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