This post is more of a question than a post: has anyone out there read Trent Butler’s Judges commentary in the Word Biblical Commentary series (published 2006)? I can’t find any reviews out there and I’m really curious about the strengths and weaknesses of this fairly recent volume.
My main question is whether anyone knows Butler’s approach to the composition and editing of the Deuteronomistic History (i.e., is he a Nothian, does he hold to a Double-Redaction, etc.) and how much time he spends in the commentary section on some of these diachronic questions.
I’m also interested to hear what anyone out there thinks of his translation and philological notes.
Please leave any comments below. I’d appreciate it very much!