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Intriguing literary historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times developed from a prize-winning story. In ancient Palestine, what could a cynical, non-conformist dry-goods salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all have in common? T Down deep, they all seek something better. The non-conformist, Manaheem, Herod's truth-seeking foster brother, is hired by Herod to foment an insurrection against Pontius Pilate, whom he distrusts. Manaheem recruits the blacksmith, Barabbas, to be the insurrection leader, to the dismay of Barabbas' Godly but fearful wife. The mendicant, an unfortunate but pensive young man, joins with an older beggar completely unsympathetic to his musings. Manaheem re-unites with his former wife & tries to blackmail Herod, losing her.