Jerusalem in the Time of Hezekiah (c. 725–686 b.c.)
During the reign of King Hezekiah, the city of Jerusalem expanded more than ever before. Many refugees from the Assyrian invasion settled on the Western Hill, as the ancient city built by King Solomon on the Eastern Hill was not able to absorb them. New city walls encircled both hills, and thus Jerusalem became a city that was “bound firmly together” (Ps. 122:3).