Review: The history of the Ancient Middle East is stained with utter brutality, as one empire after the next leverages hatred and war for its own purposes. Violence is always close at hand, used by the reigning kings as a tool for establishing and sustaining position and power. In the midst of this world a little known prophet tells of one more king who would rise up, setting set himself apart, arriving peacefully on the scene. What we come to know is that like those before him his arrival also gave way to violence, but it was violence that he took upon himself rather than directed toward others. He set himself apart indeed.