This was a dark time for the Jewish people.
They had suffered many times at the hands of foreign enemies, but to be persecuted by one's own brother is far more bitter.
Once upon a time, there was a blacksmith shop:
Referring the iron hammer hitting him, the piece of iron replied, "It hurts me more because it is my brother hitting me!"
Let's be careful out there.
Instead, Rav Shmuel Yerushalmi, the Hebrew translator of the Ladino original & a talmid chacham in his own right, created a Hebrew commentary as he went through whatever existed from the entire Me'am Lo'ez on Tanach.
Following that, Rabbi Nathan Bushwick translated & further adapted into English Rav Yerushalmi's original Hebrew commentary.
These efforts resulted in a wonderful reading experience, which also provides the reader with nearly everything one ever wanted to know about Sefer Shoftim.