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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Syrtis

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sir´tis ( σύρτις , súrtis ): the Revised Version (British and American) form for "quicksands" in Acts 27:17 . These sandbanks, off the northern coast of Africa, have from early times been regarded as a source of danger to mariners. Virgil refers to them (Aen . iv. 40 f). In Paul's voyage, the ship, driven by a tempestuous wind, Euraquilo, was in peril of being cast-upon them.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Syrtis'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/syrtis.html. 1915.

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