Silas, a fifteen-year-old Pharisee, had made a pledge to follow the century-old family tradition of studying the Law at the world-famous library at Alexandria to interpret it for others. His dream of finding and spreading the truth was shattered by his father's disclosure that a compelling supernatural force was pulling him to Jerusalem, as if the family's destiny was waiting to be fulfilled there. Silas had no choice but to submit to his father's will. Shortly after reaching Jerusalem, Silas witnessed the arrival of a man he was sure was a false prophet. Nicodemus, a family friend in the city, told Silas the man's name was Jesus. A few days later Silas witnessed the trial and crucifixion of this strange man. Later when Silas met Joseph of Arimathea he was amazed to hear the unbelievable story that the tomb where Jesus had been buried was empty. Joseph persuaded Silas to visit a friend named Peter who would explain all that had happened. He did, and his life was changed. The enlightened Pharisee fulfilled his pledge, but not in the way he had anticipated.