The time honored mechanism of the newly discovered manuscript again provides the springboard for what purports to be Yoush's personal of a religious pilgrimage dating back, something than 600 years . After Jerusalem has fallen to Nebuchadnezzar, the prophet Ezekiel sends yoush forth to seek knowledge of the world, which their people will need when exile ends. Youth with Zarathustra and in lurid incidents witnesses the rise of In India the great leaders of Hindusim expound to him their wisdom. He bec a pupil of Buddha. In China Lao-tee teachaes him and Confucius comes briefly his life. (Odd portraits of these philosophers; they seem well meaning but larly naive.) Returning to Babylon, Yoush studies the rites of Mar feast of Belsh, the victory of Cyrus over the Babylonians is announced. The stage is now set for the return to Jerusalem. The theme of the elusive and yet manages to get in the way of straight historical fitism.