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More than two thousand years ago, the Land of Israel is part of the Roman Empire. Palestine, the Romans call their Syrian province. During this time, the city of Sepphoris is the most important city of the Galilee. The Jewish population however prefer to call it Zippori. In C.E. 25, James from Zippori is sold as a slave because his father cannot pay the yearly Roman taxes. will the 12-year old boy ever see his hometown again? Or his friend Yeshua, the carpenter from Nazareth? James has a deep hatred for the Romans, and one centurion in particular - the man whom he believes killed his mother. While working in the household of King Herod in Jerusalem, James learns from the other slaves that money can buy your freedom. Caught stealing, he is sent to a certain death in the work house. Who is that mysterious man who comes to his rescue? Will James be able to forgive his enemies?