This is an easy to read, scholarly commentary of the books of Joshua and Judges - and the author does go on in the next two volumes to cover the books of Samuel, and the books of Kings - so it is nice to have the same voice take us through these historical books. As noted, this is a scholarly commentary, and thus whilst I find myself disagreeing with many of the assumptions and conclusions, it is good for background material - plus it is also worthwhile to know something of where the various scholarly minds are at when it comes to such books. I also appreciated having a female voice examining these quite violent books. I thought the handling of the various women in both books - Rahab, Deborah, Jael, etc - was very well done. Many good questions are raised about women in that day. I would’ve appreciated more dealing with the theology in these books - and am saddened that the Grace of God seems to be overlooked most of the time - but this is also not what this book aimed to deliver. Well referenced!