Quicksands, The

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Quicksands, The ” means

Quicksands, The : 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.