Responding to an urgent request to help Jesus, a childhood friend, Justus (a gifted Roman advocate) boards a ship to Judea. As the ship breaks up in a violent storm, Justus saves Michal (a Greek athlete) and their friendship begins. Navigating from the wreckage to Jerusalem, they visit the tombs of Israel’s patriarchs and find Michal’s cousin imprisoned in an unused tomb. Her rescue leads to the startling discovery that encrypted messages are embedded in the first five books of the Jewish Bible. Searching for one message leads them to the ancient tomb of Melchizedek where an even greater mystery lies.