“When Seron, the commander of the Syrian army, heard that Judas had gathered a large company, including a body of faithful soldiers who stayed with him, he went out to battle. He said.
‘I will make a name for myself.
I will win honor in the kingdom.
I will make war on Judas and his companions,
Because they scorn the king’s command.’
Once again a strong army of ungodly men went up with him to help him, to take vengeance on the sons of Israel.”
Seron was the head of the Syrian army, who heard about Judas and his uprising. He knew that Judas had a group of faithful soldiers so he wanted to make war on Judas and his companions. Thus, he set out to take vengeance on the sons of Israel.