And when the king had set Ptolemy over these parts of the country
as his general, he went to Samaria, with six hundred horsemen, and three
thousand armed footmen, as intending to fight Antigonus. But still this
command of the army did not succeed well with Ptolemy, but those that had
been troublesome to Galilee before attacked him, and slew him; and when
they had done this, they fled among the lakes and places almost inaccessible
laying waste and plundering whatsoever they could come at in those places.
But Herod soon returned, and punished them for what they had done; for
some of these rebels he slew, and others of them, who had fled to the strong
holds he besieged, and both slew them, and demolished their strong holds.
And when he had thus put an end to their rebellion, he laid a fine upon
the cities of a hundred talents.