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.

The Israelite victory (1 Kings 20:19-20:21)

“But the Israelites had already come out of the city, the young men who served the district governors, and the army that followed them. Each killed his man. The Arameans fled. Israel pursued them, but King Ben-hadad of Aram escaped on a horse with the cavalry. The king of Israel went out. He attacked the horses and the chariots. He defeated the Arameans with a great slaughter.”

It was too late for the scouts since the elite Israelite 232 with the 7,000 troops behind them had left the city. They each killed a man. However, King Ben-hadad escaped on horseback with his cavalry. King Ahab went out and attacked the horses and chariots that led to a great slaughter of the Arameans.