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City North Of Jerusalem

If you draw a line through Jerusalem straight north what major city would the line run into?

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Jerusalem is 35d-17m Longitude.
Moscow is 37d-15m.
Ankara is 32d-52m.
Closest Turkish city by Long. is:
Adana at 35d-19m. Pop. 1.1m
Closest Russian(Ukrainian) city by Long. is:
Zaporizhia at 35d-10m. Pop. .8m
I guess the answer depends on how wide the marker is that you draw the line with.
---micha9344 on 12/2/13

A major city if I am not mistaken would be Ankara in Turkey, which would be north of Jerusalem and not Moscow.
---ray on 12/1/13

My first thought was Moscow, but on checking my atlas, it lies well to the east of the line. Tarsus lies closer to the line, but it is not really a major city>
---alan_of_uK on 8/2/07

Mima ... If you drew a line due North from Jerusalem, it would pass about 100 miles to the west of Moscow.
---alan_of_UK on 3/29/06

My apologies for not being able to blog the last few days very much. By major city I was referring to a large capital city. I was informed that it is Moscow, but truthfully I have not looked myself I just thought it was an interesting question.
---mima on 3/29/06

I looked at Wikipedia, too, under "Jerusalem". It said south. Otherwise I wouldn't have said Rebecca misread it. But they probably have more than one entry on the subject. No matter, I think we are all talking about the same Bethlehem and now we all know where it is.(for whatever purpose that serves)
---Donna2277 on 3/29/06

I was just giving the information from that web site. I looked on my bible collection CD and it said that Bethlehem was 5 miles southwest of Jerusalem, standing at an elevation of about 2,500 feet above the sea, and it is 100 feet higher than Jerusalem. Jud 17:7, 19:18. It is a town in Zebulun, 6 miles west of Nazerath, Jos 19:15.
---Rebecca_D on 3/29/06

I looked at the same thing Rebecca D did,she didn't misread it, and it did show Bethlehem North of Jerusalem,based on where they said the North Border was. I guess that goes back to what a Professor I had in College said "don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see". This case should be don't believe what you see either.
---Darlene_1 on 3/29/06

Donna, Rebecca & others: Though I can't say if Rebecca misread a Wikipedia entry or not, I want everyone to known THERE ARE TWO Bethlehems in the BIBLE: "Bethlehem, Galilee is a city of the Zebulun, mentioned first in Joshua 19:15. It is located about ten kilometres west-north-west of Nazareth." [Wikipedia] so generally north-west of Jerusalem. The other (well-known) Bethlehem is SOUTH of Jerusalem.
---Daniel on 3/29/06

Rebecca, you just mis-read Wikipedia. It says *South* too. But we still don't know why Mima wanted to know...
---Donna on 3/26/06

Rebecca--Sorry to be so stubborn, but on every map I've ever seen, Bethlehem is south of Jerusalem. And when I visited there I was sure it was south, not only south but almost
due south! Did wikepedia have a map?
---Donna2277 on 3/26/06

Mima, I notice that you are responsible for posting a lot of the questions here at the blog. You have an interesting name. Does "Mima" have a particular meaning?
---Eloy on 3/26/06

Bethlehem lies about 10 KM (6 miles) of Jerusalem. But if you do a search on Wikepedia, and search Jerusalem, you will find that Bethlehem is north of Jerusalem. So what I said below in the first repsonse, I was right according to this wikepedia.
---Rebecca_D on 3/26/06

To all, if I am wrong, I am sorry, I done a google search and that is what that site gave me. so that site was also wrong. I think Mima forgot he posted this question. Hopefully he will see it and respond.
---Rebecca_D on 3/26/06

Rebecca must have been waiting to see how long it would take someone to realise she had given us the wrong information.
I have now looked at the map & indeed, Bethleham is south of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is west, on the Medierranean coast,and Jericho is to the east, and as for Ramallah, it is to the north.
You caught us all out, Rebecca!!!
But why does Mima not have the courtesy to come back and answer the question?
---alan_of_UK on 3/26/06

Rebecca D--I thought Bethlehem was SOUTH of Jerusalem. Are you sure you were holding your map correctly?
---Donna2277 on 3/25/06

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I don't think Bethlem is large enough t be classed as a city. I too wish Mima would come back on some of these questions he asks.
---alan_of_uK on 3/18/06


It's not very polite to leave those who've replied to all of your questions (not just this one!) wondering why you don't reply... maybe some will stop posting because of that. All of us should make time to reply too.
---Daniel on 3/17/06

I looked up the city of Jerusalem and the city that is north of Jerusalem is Bethlehem. The west is Jericho, and South is Ramallah, and east is Tel-Aviv.
---Rebecca_D on 3/12/06

Mima, what do you mean by "major"? The capitol cities Beirut and Moscow are too far to the east of the line, and Nicosia (Cyprus) and Ankra (Turkey) too far west of the line! Yalta is too far west and Kerch too far east, but "Sumy" (in Ukrain) looks like it's the first one close enough to be called on the line, but don't know if it's 'major' enough! What map are you using anyway?! And are you sure you mean "straight north?"
---danie9374 on 3/12/06

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Bethlehem lies North of Jerusalem. Of course if speaking of Old Jerusalem then it would probably be New Jerusalem. Tell us,Please.
---Darlene_1 on 3/12/06

Mima .... you have us baffled!! What is the answer please?
---alan_of_uK on 3/12/06

Mima, which north? True north or magnetic north?
---A_Catholic on 3/10/06

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