more properly THE SYRTIS, ( Acts 27:17 ) the broad a deep bight on the north African coast between Carthage and Cyrene. There were properly two Syrtes--the eastern or larger, now called the Gulf of Sidra , and the western or smaller, now the Gulf of Cabes . It is the former to which our attention is directed in this passage of the Acts.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Quicksands, The,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".