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    characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Lew Wallace ✓ 0 Read Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper Brothers on November 12 1880 and considered the most influe

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    Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Lew Wallace ✓ 0 Read characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace The first thing I want to address is the “speed” of this book I first read this book in the fall or winter of 1971 and at that time as a high school senior I was well accustomed to reading Jane Austen Charles Dickens Victor Hugo and all those other authors of the Victorian era and before Back then I read one Shakespeare play every year for high school English literature with support from my friends and the teacher and had eve

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    Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Is not his the law Eye for eye hand for hand foot for foot? Oh in all these years I have dreamed of vengeance and prayed and provided for it and gathered patience from the growing of my store thinking and promising as the Lord liveth it will one day buy me punishment of the wrong doers? Who's in for a revenge

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    characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars Ben Hur is one of those classic works better recognise

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    Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace Historical fiction as a genre was first developed by the writers of the Romantic school which arose around the end of the 18th century; the Romantics were drawn by the exoticism of historical settings and the drama of epochal events and even of daily life in a time was life was wilder and dangerous Lew Wallace's masterw

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    Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Third Reading Lent 2017Could there be a better classic to read during Lent?Second reading Lent 2016 Absolutely better on the second reading What American is unaware of the Charlton Heston chariot race? It is absolutely iconic In Anne of Green Gables Anne is caught reading Ben Hur during lessons but couldn't put it down because of the intensity of the chariot race Most Americans have grown up with at least a passing exposure to the Hollywoo

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    characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lew Wallace Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Lew Wallace ✓ 0 Read I've been meaning to read this book for at least 40 or 50 years and have just never gotten farther than starting it and then not finishing it The reason I hadn't finished it in the past was that I'd pick something else up to read See this book was written or at least published in 1880the language and the writing reflect thatLook

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    Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audi

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    characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace Lew Wallace ✓ 0 Read characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lew Wallace Excellent novel weak theology

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    characters Ben Hur by Lew Wallace Ben Hur by Lew Wallace [E–pub READ] Like probably most if not all of you I have seen the movie made from this book and than once To no one's surprise I last saw that movie a very long time ago Conseuently I cannot say just how faithful the screen adaptation was to th

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Ou cannot tell what I was thinking at that moment In fact when I read that line I was wondering what the dinner was going to be If the reader will take a map of Greece and the AEgean he will notice the island of Euboea lying along the classic coast like a rampart against Asia leaving a channel between it and the continent uite a hundred and twenty miles in length and scarcely an average of eight in width See I was so damn tired of it after 20 pages And this block has than five Hundred PagesThere s also the religious plot I thought it would not bother me but in the end it did I ll show ou whyExhibit A Who s Jesus Where was the Child thenAnd what was his mission Yes Wallace made a big mystery about Jesus I said he assumes the reader is stupid Here s one example of that He tries to thrill the reader into the mystery as to who the Mesiah is Please The Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 1955 you don t have to be Catholic to know who s the great Mesiah in that religion Everyone knows thatExhibit B Believe in God or elseou go to Hell This was not a revenge tale This was a redemption tale I knew that from the beginning because I ve watched the movie thousands of times and the name of the book makes it obvious and I know the story as I know my house so I didn t expect to get angry at that What got me was that basically the message Wallace gives Wie man eyn teutsches Mannsbild bey Kräfften hält you is the one I wrote as exhibit B Ifou don t pray then Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day: My Autobiography you re a bad person We all know that s not necessarily true But I ll stop talking about that hereAt the beginning of this review I said this could have been EPIC And indeed it had all the chances of being so I mean it s a REVENGE tale I love those so I was expecting to like this but what I got was an overdose of BOREDOM Reallyou could change the name of the book to Ben Dull A Tale of TediousnessIn the end this book was bad I do not understand why it has such a high average rating to be exact it has at this moment an av rating of 400 stars with 21073 ratings and 469 reviews Is there something wrong with me I don t get very suspicious about high ratings when we re talking about classics but this book has made me learn the lesson That a book is a classic doesn t mean Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series you can trust the hypeOh and may I tellou something else The movie was betterThe movie better than the book Can Five fags a day you believe it No of courseou can t It s always the book better than the movie but trust me that s not the case with this bookNow pay attention to the following uote It s the ending paragraph of the book If any of my readers visiting Rome will make the short journey to the Catacomb of San Calixto which is ancient than that of San Sebastiano he will see what became of the fortune of Ben Hur and give him thanks Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars If Wicked Affairs p 2 you go there make sureou thank Ben Hur or else Wallace can get angryPS Want to have some good laughs Look at my infinite status updates They ll make Jane of Gowlands your day Historical fiction as a genre was first developed by the writers of the Romantic school which arose around the end of the 18th century the Romantics were drawn by the exoticism of historical settings and the drama of epochal events and even of daily life in a time was life was wilder and dangerous Lew Wallace s masterwork stands suarely in this tradition but takes it in a new direction For the first couple of Romantic generations history largely meant European history Biblical history outside of the text of the Bible itself simply wasn t that well known archaeology was in its infancy and neither writers or readers could really imagine the Biblical world as it actually wasBy 1880 however scholarship had pulled back the curtain of obscurity enough to bring to light the basic contours of that ancient and Near Eastern world and a full fledged epic novel of the time of Christ had become possible It was Lew Wallace s destiny to write it A lawyer politician with a military background in both the Mexican and Civil Wars he was already a successful historical novelist At the time he embarked on writing Ben Hur by his own statement he had no particular religious beliefs but during the sevenears of research he put in for the writing of the novel his study of the New Testament and its historical background led him to become a Christian believer Although title character Judah Ben Hur is the novel s protagonist this is also very much as the subtitle says a tale of the Christ who will be the decisive influence in the protagonist s life and the author s treatment of Christ and his ministry is thoroughly reverentThe novel isn t without its flaws Having a background Christ and his ministry is thoroughly reverentThe novel isn t without its flaws Having a background BIBLICAL SCHOLARSHIP I M PRONE TO NOTICE FACTUAL Biblical scholarship I m prone to notice factual in the historical cultural details and despite Wallace s research there are several of them here though in the interests of time I ll refrain from cataloging them Besides his typical 19th century diction which doesn t bother me personally though it does some modern readers his pacing can be slow especially in the opening chapters and a few passages of dialogue basically take the form of long sermon like discourses or expositions that can be on the dry side His prose style is often description heavy and there sometimes isn t a corresponding gain in the clarity with which readers can visualize the scenes for instance despite the laborious attempt to describe the appointments of the ampitheater at Antioch I can t say I really have a clear mental picture of it though that may be my fault and not his He inserts miraculous Divine activity into some contexts where the New Testament writers don t and in common with most 19th century Christians he belabors a false dichotomy between Christ as a savior and spiritual king vs his role as future king of the physical world a dichotomy which IMO makes nonsense of both Old and New Testament eschatology though Wallace is right in recognizing that Christ s mission in his first coming was vastly profound and less militant than the role the Zealots wanted to cast him inHowever the pluses here strongly outweigh the minuses This is a substantial novel dealing with serious spiritual moral and psychological issues and embodying them in the experiences and decisions of very well drawn lifelike characters To be sure there is the full panoply of a Romantic school novel of excitement and adventure with plenty of appeal to strong emotions miscarriage of justice galley slavery piracy shipwreck a high stakes chariot race with the possibility of death or injury for the contestants a romantic triangle revenge betrayal the horrors of leprosy and above all the intense real life drama of the crucifixion of Christ here depicted with as much horrific force as prose can give it without the visual element All of this of course is something the Realist critical establishment of Wallace s day and ours sees as literary mortal sin and deprecates accordingly and which I do not But it s coupled with a significant message that s as profound as that of any other classic novel that s stood the test of time That combination made this the best selling novel of the 19th century and ensured that it s never been out of print since It was the decisive influence in opening up the Biblical world as a setting for historical fiction which innumerable authors since have made use of and in opening up the minds of conservative Protestant readers in the English speaking world to the legitimacy of fiction as an art form These are no mean achievements by any objective measure Wallace ranks as one of the most influential and significant American authors of his period although The Piper in the Wind you would never discover this from most of the official literary histories and academic survey coursesNote I read this in the 1992 Reader s Digest unabridged edition which has an illuminating Afterword adapted from Lew Wallace Militant Romantic by Robert and Katharine Morsberger I ve been meaning to read this book for at least 40 or 50ears and have just never gotten farther than starting it and then not finishing it The reason I hadn t finished it in the past was that I d pick something else up to read See this book was written or at least published in 1880the language and the writing reflect thatLook that is not a criticism it s simply a fact I had trouble acclimating myself to the period writingAlso I suspect most reading this will have seen the Charlton Heston film It will be almost impossible not to compare the two Let me say therefore that I like the movie and have seen it enough to have favorite parts That said there are significant differences in the book and movies there are a couple other movies of the same book The book has much content about Jesus I mean the book is subtitled A Tale of the Christ The novel takes much longer to get rolling again probably a product of the time Excellent novel weak theolog. This work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate The Proposal your support of the preservation process and thankou for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. D The reader shall be spared a full chapter on Jewish politics Spared Are Prey you kidding You realize how boringour book is don t Addicted to Womanhood Book One youUg I ll keep going but I m not happy about itNovember 23rd Just can t do it Like probably most if not all ofou I have seen the movie made from this book and than once To no one s surprise I last saw that movie a very long time ago Conseuently I cannot say just how faithful the screen adaptation was to this book but I think the book as we would all expect is better and the ending much fulfilling Now why read a book first published in 1880 To be honest as a kid I liked the movie though after reading this book I think Charleton Heston was horribly miscast as a Jewish man in his late 20s to early 30s Later in my fascination with history I learned that the author of Ben Hur was Lew Wallace a Union general in our Civil War I thought it very odd for a general of Wallace s repute would be writing a novel and a novel such as this one So I was curious about this book and got even curious when I learned that it was the most popular American novel of the 19th century surpassing Uncle Tom s Cabin Life however doesn t always allow us to satisfy our curiosities whenever we please and I just never got around to reading this book until nowI have to admit that I think the knowledge gained from seeing the movie did reduce the tension that one might have had if the movie had not been seen Nevertheless I did find the book written better than I expected I have read books written in the 19th century and have found the written language of that time to be very formal and stiff in fact uite dull and that was what I expected in this book I am pleased to say my expectation was not met While Wallace did his best to replicate the language styles of the Biblical era his writing otherwise was almost modern in its usage I was also very impressed with the amount of research the general had to do to write this historical fiction as he had never been to the Holy Land I knew that after the Civil War Wallace became the territorial governor of New Mexico and I had the opportunity a few Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth years ago to tour the Old Governor s Palace in Santa Fe where part of this book was written The general s descriptions of the culture and geography of this early Christian Era history is remarkably detailed and I was now curious as to how he managed this accomplishment Thanks to Google I learned that Wallace spent of great deal of time in the Library of Congress specifically researching for this book So the story while probably well known to most readers is well written and its age doesn t show in the reading and it is worth reading After the readingou might experience the same final curiosity that I hadLew Wallace was a military man a man that played a key role in the Civil War and was a man of war Ben Hur is a book set during the life of Christ and the Crucifixion is a pivotal scene in the story Why would such a man write such a book I thought about this while reading and I was able to see parallels between Wallace s story and the Civil War and the Reconstruction The book is about misunderstood causes and rebellion unjust enslavements the useless pursuit of revenge forgiveness and rebuilding Upon thinking about it I could believe the writing of this book might have been very cathartic for a combat general in such a horrible war The book might be very old but it is worth reading and I m glad I didNow I have a uestion that I hope some of Once is Never Enough you knowledgeable in literary history and trivia can answer The book I have is a Wilder publication from 2011 and it is titled Ben Hur by Lew Wallace however at the top of every lefthand page in bold type is the name Sir Edwin Arnold as though Arnold was the author I Googled Arnold and discovered he was a 19th century author and poet but there was no apparent relationship to Wallace or Ben Hur mentioned I checked Wallace and there was nothing to be found connecting him to Arnold Can anybody explain why Arnold s name is on every page of this book Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper Brothers on November 12 1880 and considered the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century The story recounts in descriptive detail the adventures of Judah Ben Hur a Jewish prince from Jerusalem who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian Running in parallel with Judah s narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus from the same region and around the same age The novel reflects themes of betrayal conviction and redemption with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion 1971 1339 8 535 19 1363 337 1880 Is not his the law Eye for eye hand for hand foot for foot Oh in all theseears I have dreamed of vengeance and prayed and provided for it and gathered patience from the growing of my store thinking and promising as the Lord liveth it will one day buy me punishment of the wrong doers Who s in for a revenge tale set in the first century aCBen Hur is a man who s perfectly happy He has a Mother And A Sister Who and a sister who him and he s friends with a Roman and that puts him in a position of privilege All is well until one day he killed a Roman governor It was an accident but no one believes him He s desperate Successful Employee Communications yet he can do nothingBut wait he has a friend Messalla who can help him Too bad he betrays him and sends him to the galleys in a life sentenceObviously Ben Hur is angry His life has been completely ruined He will never get to see his family again because the passage to the galleys is a one way ticketBy some turns of events call them fate or luck the ship in which he worked sank and he managed to get out and save a governor Saving that governor gained him a great price Fortune Now with money his hatred turns to a desire of revenge and he s willing to make Messalla pay for what he didAll of the above may make the book sound like some epic tale of revenge perhaps as epic as The Count of Monte Cristo Well it wasn tLet me tellou how the book starts Part 1 of the book is a complete recollection of Jesus birth It s even detailed than in the Bible Well to be honest that would not have been so bad if it weren t for the writingThe writing gave me many many headaches It was T E R R I B L E Look at this passage for example A moment they looked at each other then they embraced that is each threw his right arm over the other s shoulder and the left round the side placing his chin first upon the left then upon the right breast Do Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest you think it s necessary that amount of detail I mean I understand they hugged but I need not a description of how a hug is That s excessive Now imagine 500 pages of descriptions like those A nightmare isn t itNot only is the writing like that The author also assumes the reader is stupid I couldn t find the uote but there s a line at the beginning in which the author basically says I knowou don t know anything about history so I ll tell My Life with Princess Margaret you something Before Jesus was born time was not measured by how manyears had passed since his birth That s because he didn t exist Un amor fora ciutat yet Isn t it a little obvious If the man who s used as reference for measuringears has not been born Blue Murder yet how canou use his birth as reference It s called logic Mr Wallace You don t need to be an historian to know thatAlso the writing was bland boring and stiff Here s our proof What has happened What does it all mean she asked in sudden alarm I have killed the Roman governor The tile fell Upon Him Doesn T him Doesn t feel a little lacking of emotion I mean if ou kill someone important by accident would ou be so calm Ben Hur is supposed to be afraid et that passage doesn t make him sound like that If anything he sounds bored like Hey look the tile fell upon the Roman governor and I killed him Bah YOLO Who cares There s this one too Malluch looked into Ben Hur s face for a hint of meaning but saw instead two bright red spots one on each cheek and in his eyes traces of what might have been repressed tears No emotions rightThen Wallace kept addressing the readers I don t have a problem with that but in this case I hated it Why Because he did it in almost every page I m going to show ou the ones I had enough patience to look for The reader who recollects the history of Balthasar as given by himself at the meeting in the desert will understand the effect of Ben Hur s assertion of disinterestedness upon that worthy Yeah eah KREBS und alle sog. Krankheiten Kurze Einfuhung in die GERMANISCHE NEUE MEDIZIN yeah whatever Show me Ben Hur is disinterested I want to feel him disinterested I don t wantou telling me Here s an advice for Gramatica basica del estudiante de espanol you Mr Wallace Show not tell He fell to thinking and even the reader will say he was having a vision of the woman and that it was welcome than that of Esther if only because it stayed longer with him No R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the workThis work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United Statesou may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact. ,
The first thing I want to address is the speed of this book I first read this book in the fall or winter of 1971 an Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars Ben Hur is one of those classic works better recognised for its many adaptations To this end it seems fair to compare it to another highly similar work Les Miserables Both are classic historical fiction works which use history to spread themes and ideas about humanity as a whole Both novels also regularly divert from the storytelling to provide detailed insights into history This is perhaps where Ben Hur is stronger than Les Miserables in that as a novel it works historical detail better into the plot However Les Miserables message of grace and redemption holds as much power as this tale if not If ou ve failed to see the famous and eually classic Charlton Heston 1959 film of this novel then ou would be in the minority There are very few individuals without some knowledge of the film s story and plot a grand sweeping tragedy that comes full circle and moves the character Judah Ben Hur from prince to slave to prince again The book is no different though there are perhaps elements better highlighted in each version of the tale There is a well portrayed sense of a love triangle within the novel for instance that is not there in the film However this love triangle exists purely to work a contrast between love and death and love and dutyIt is powerful how Lew Wallace worked his novel to feature ideas that could be linked back into his modern times Firstly there is the internal and consistent religiousChristian theology and debate that ensures within the novel a line of inuiry that vanishes from the 1959 film to be replaced with other eually strong motives The way in which Wallace writes about the disparity between the different racial groups of his novel the Romans Greeks Israelites Arabs Negroes and Egyptians possibly works as a form of social criticism of his own era There is the point made that the Jews live in bondage under the Romans and are treated as much inferior people This in turn reminds one of how African Americans were treated during the 1880s and beyond as an inferior group One can perhaps wonder whether Lew Wallace is observing the differences in the way groups of his own time interact and are treated and working them into his novel Indeed when it came to freedom and slavery key themes within this novel Wallace claimed In the nature of things Freedom and Slavery cannot be coexistent and if Freedom is lost the Democratic party is responsible To him the presence of some slavery made it impossible for true freedom to exist anywhere within the country 1 Down Eros up Mars Essentially Ben Hur is a novel of many contrasts epitomised by this uote made famous through the film It is a novel of revenge versus love death versus life kingship versus servant hood It is a novel of all the things that compose Christianity in many regards with how Christ came and turned many things upside down in that regard Ben Hur is compared to the journeys of the Romans around him and serves to show the effect of Christ upon a hate filled individual He is particularly compared to his friend Messala On the other hand Esther is compared to the Egyptian with the differences in love and respect for their parents particularly noticeable Then there is the overall comparison of Roman rule when it clashes with Jewish rule or law Ben Hur is a great tale and it is a real testament to its greatness that it has survived through the ears and in many forms As with Les Miserables it is a must read historical fiction classic Though there are periods at the beginning of the novel that serve as slow exposition and could cause the reader to lose track of the plot the novel itself is a masterful fiction work Leave behind the pseudo historical fiction works of the modern mega selling authors and the fantasy worlds that enthral modern readers Ben Hur is the eual and better of any of them though it may not suit one s modern taste particularly well as some may note the difficulty of being forced to keep focused on everything within the novel Give Ben Hur a read and down with Mars down with Eros and up with true love Third Reading Lent 2017Could there be a better classic to read during LentSecond reading Lent 2016 Absolutely better on the second reading What American is unaware of the Charlton Heston chariot race It is absolutely iconic In Anne of Green Gables Anne is caught reading Ben Hur during lessons but couldn t put it down because of the intensity of the chariot race Most Americans have grown up with at least a passing exposure to the Hollywood epic of Ben Hur and therefore will find the text to be surreal and disorienting at first and then much richer than the beloved movie as the story evolves This very complex story has a whole cast of important the beloved movie as the story evolves This very complex story *Has A Whole Cast Of Important And Hundreds Of Pages *a whole cast of important and hundreds of pages work out their stories It is a lot to read and keep straight but it is packed with one incredible story and some of the most beautiful biblical imagery I have ever read While the story is layered exciting and uick moving it is the beautiful scenery that Wallace paints that stays with me Wallace carefully orients the reader in the sights smells and people in the background of each scene This makes for very entertaining reading but in the scenes with Christ this leaves a reader feeling as though they were actually there We see Christ through 3rd person eyes but sometimes we also see him through Judah s eyes and this is very helpful during the Passion We relate to Judah *s struggle against wanting to defend Christ with a sword against the Romans but being bound by His will *struggle against wanting to defend Christ with a sword against the Romans but being bound by His will does a brilliant job of drawing Judah right into those famous biblical scenes without compromising the Gospel one iota His ability to hold a fictional plot line in tandem with these eternally famous final days of Christ s life is inspired I was particularly gratified by how Wallace was able to include Judah into the most famous scenes of the Gospel without changing Christ s words one syllable The way that he fills in the context is very inspiring to this reader In fact I wish that biblical movies would study the final chapters of this brilliant book There are so many interesting themes that one could teach an entire ear on this text and the rabbit trails it takes us on Egyptian mythology Eastern religions Jewish customs Jewish law Judaism across different cultures Roman expansion and occupation Roman military engineering specifically their dominance at sea Roman games specifically chariot racing Arabian horses Leprosy Jewish banking Slavery the life of Christ persecution of the early Christians etc etc etc This is a book that I will re read every few Filosofi Kopi Kumpulan Cerita dan Prosa Satu Dekade years and always during Lent This is a beautiful example of fiction revealing Truth Goodness and Beauty I am a better person for having let the Prince of Hur move into my heart First reading Apr 1 13 2014 Without a particular thought to the season in which I chose to read this I was by Divine Intervention scheduled to read this at the end of Lent The incredible last 50 pages on Palm Sunday weekend Ben Hur was a beloved childhood movie I had no idea how much richer and profound the book would be Beginning with the wisemens meeting and ending with the persecution of Christians by Nero this book is a Christ story as well as an incredible fictional adventure and love story Absolutely incredible The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audible Unabridged 21 hours Abridged 3 hours I bought it anyway and soon discovered why There s about 15% story and 85% fluff in Ben Hur It is hands down the best argument for editing I have ever read For example there was a section in the beginning where two men embraced That s all we need to know right No no Of course not We have to hear that they threw their right arm around each other keeping the left to the side as was custom at that time They then touched chins to each other s shoulder withdrew and did the same thing on the other side all the while smiling and wishing each other wellThat might not seem so bad But when every facet of every scene is so unrelentingly explored it gets old real uickThe book proceeds for the next four hours to retell the birth of Jesus in painstaking detail Want to know what kind of trimming lined each of the wise men s shawls Then READ THIS BOOKThe moment that really made me want to stop reading was when the author admitted how exhaustive his story was When finally introduced to Ben Hur in hour five he decided to take a moment to describe the rise and fall of Herod and the ensuing political uprisings With all of this detail behind he sai. 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