The campaign in Galilee against the gentiles (1 Macc 5:21-5:23)

“So Simon went to Galilee. He fought many battles against the gentiles. The gentiles were crushed before him. He pursued them to the gate of Ptolemais. As many as three thousand of the gentiles fell. He despoiled them. Then he took the Jews of Galilee and Arbatta, with their wives and children, and all they possessed as he led them to Judea with great rejoicing.”

Simon with his 3,000 men fought against the gentiles in Galilee. He crushed them as he killed about 3,000 gentiles. He pursued them to the coast around Ptolemais. He then took the Jews from Galilee and Arbatta, a town around the Sea of Galilee, and brought all of them with their wives, children, and all their possessions to Judea with great joy.

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