Syrtis and surrounding area

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Acts 27:17 After they had hoisted it up, they used cables to help reinforce the ship. Fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis sand bars, they lowered the sea anchor, and so were driven along.

sir'-tis (surtis): 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). In Paul's voyage, the ship, driven by a tempestuous wind, Euraquilo, was in peril of being cast-upon them.

Strong's Greek
G4950: Surtis

"shoal," Syrtis, the name of two large sandbanks on the Lybian coast

Syrian Antioch
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