Responding to an urgent request to help a childhood friend, Justus, an accomplished Roman advocate, boards a ship to Judea. As the ship breaks up during a violent storm, Justus rescues beautiful Michal, a Greek athlete and their friendship begins. As they navigate from the wreckage to Jerusalem, they find themselves suddenly within the depths of the Shechem catacombs. To their surprise, imprisoned in the catacombs they find Michal's best friend, Miriam, left in an unused tomb. After rescuing her they make a further startling discovery-encrypted messages are embedded within the text of the first five books of the Bible. What is the message and who will be the first to discover it? The answer takes them to the ancient tomb of Melchizedek where an even greater secret lies.