J. Gerald Janzen points out the irony of a solitary woman throwing the millstone: “One who would rule Shechem single-handedly as its head (v. 37), and who to that end killed seventy brothers upon (‘al) a single stone, in the end is killed by a single woman who drops [sic] a mill-stone upon (‘al) his head.” “A Certain Woman in the Rhetoric of Judges 9, ” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 38 (1987), p. 35.