The Forbidden Tree: History or Folklore? turns its attention to the book that forms one of the key foundation stones laying at the base of the world’s cultures. It reviews the nature of its contents and the content of its claims to truth. The author, Jabulani Midzi, brings to the book’s audacious task a keen eye focused and a listening ear attuned to the messages contained in the pages of the Bible. As he notes, the Bible contains law, history, poetry, prophecy, gospels and epistles. By surveying the nature of these various types of writing and summarising the Bible’s claims contained in them, he gives readers the background they need to understand the Bible’s assertions about God. Then, by using insights and observations informed by the developments in the history of thought, he presents the options for readers to contemplate as they consider whether they believe the Bible contains the infallible word of God. This book attends to the Scriptures, assesses scholarly insights, and shares observations—not judgements—about the reliability of the Bible’s assertions that it contains and proclaims God’s infallible word.