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Syrtis, The

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SYRTIS, THE [SMITH]

(Acts 27:17) in the Revised Version in place of "quicksands" in the Authorized Version. It was the well-known Syrtis Major , the terror of all Mediterranean sailors. "It is a dangerous shallow on the coast of Africa, between Tripoli and Barca, southwest of the island of Crete." The other Syrtis Syrtis Minor , was too far west to be feared by Paul?s fellow voyagers. --ED.


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