Judah Ben-Hur is now the man of the family. With the recent passing of his father, Judah now needs to claim responsibility for the vast estate of the House of Hur. This, of course, was not the ideal time for a young Israelite living in Jerusalem to try and establish himself. The city was a buzz with the news of a new Roman governor who was to rule over Jerusalem. When the triumphal entry of the new ruler went past the House of Hur, young Judah needed to see. While observing from his roof top fate, or maybe providence, caused a roofing tile to dislodge and hit the new governor in the head. Assassination was the cry! In the blink of an eye, young Judah was sent to certain death, sentenced to the belly of a ship, sitting at a oar, a piece in the vast Roman navel fleet. His mother and sister sent to prison.
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