Chapter 1 introduces the book of Judges. The focus is on the historical context and circumstances as well as the chronology of the judges.
This article responds to an article by Robert Chisholm, who proposed a chronology of the book of Judges. This chronology was based on a literary clue in the book itself. This article agrees with much of what Chisholm wrote. However, it asks whether the pattern Chisholm identified is necessarily a clue to the chronology of Judges or a clue to another feature developed by the author of Judges.
In this article Chrisholm responds to a critique of Andrew Steinmann on his view on the chronology of the book of Judges. He offers a critique of Steinmann’s reply and amplifies and clarifies his own position.