War with the Philistines (ca. 800 B.C.)War with the Philistines (ca. 800 B.C.) - "Now he (Uzziah) went out and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines.  God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the Meunites.  The Ammonites also gave tribute to Uzziah, and his fame extended to the border of Egypt, for he became very strong.  Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the corner buttress and fortified them." (II Chroniicles 26:6-9, NASB)