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KJV translation of the Greek syrtis meaning “sandbar” ( Acts 27:17 ). Modern translations take syrtis as a proper name for the great sandbars off the west coast of Cyrene (modern Libya). NIV and REB paraphrase “sandbars of Syrtis” well conveys the sense. See Syrtis .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Quicksands'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​q/quicksands.html. 1991.
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