Ben Hur

Jun 2006
Was Ben Hur a real person? I've never seen this movie but have heard good things about it. The synopsis says: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. How accurate is this story?
Jun 2006
According to Wikipedia, it is a fictional character However, I am willing to bet that it probably did occur. There was a lot of slavery going on at the time and a lot of Jewish people were included in that slavery. The exact synopsis as the movie? Chances are, no, it's not the same. But there are probably parallels between the movie and reality. But, this is all assumptions.