Definition of Ben-Hur from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Ben-Hur

 
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a novel (1880) by Lew Wallace about the early days of Christianity. It has twice been made into a film. The second of these, made in 1959 with Charlton Heston, won 11 Oscars. The story is about Ben-Hur, a young Jew who meets Jesus and is converted to Christianity after many adventures.