A very different presentation of the now-infamous Pontius Pilate.  Palestine is a land split by those who support the Roman enemy occupation and the fanatics determined to undermine it.  A new leader emerges: Jesus.  Pilate is drawn as the down to earth soldier with a job to do and there are vivid, unforgettable portraits of the mad Emperor Tiberius, the corruption of Caiaphas and Annas, the fanatical Zealots and the scheming Herod.