For 30 years, the Roman Empire of Tiberius Caesar has ruled the wasteland of Judaea and its people. ... As tribune to Prefect Pontius Pilate, my task is to keep order in a city that is steeped in unrest. ... The Jews pray
to their single God, Yahweh, for the arrival of the mystical Messiah as their religious leaders, the Sanhedrin, try to keep an uneasy peace. But each day creates more zealots to challenge the rule of Rome and bring freedom. Instead... .we bring them death.
It's not just about life eternal. It's how life is lived, by the sword or by love.