As one scholar has recently written, “The often sterile preoccupation with…speculative historical reconstructionism that had preoccupied scholars for more than a century has, to a large extent, given way to a more holistic literary approach” (Daniel I. Block, “Deborah Among the Judges: The Perspective of the Hebrew Historian,” in Faith, Tradition, and History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context, ed. A.R. Millard et al. [Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1994], p. 229).