Period Area
(in acres)
The Jebusite City and King David (c. 1000 B.C.) 12 2,000
King Solomon (c. 930 B.C.) 32 5,000
King Hezekiah (c. 701 B.C.) 125 25,000
Return from Exile (c. 333 B.C.) 30 4,500
The Hasmoneans (2d century B.C.) 165 30,000–35,000
Herod the Great (c. 4 B.C.) 230 40,000
Before the Destruction of the Second Temple (c. 66 A.D.) 450 80,000
Justinian (c. 565 A.D.) 300 55,000–60,000

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