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The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  4950Su/rtiv
Original WordWord Origin
 Su/rtiv from (4951)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Surtis soor'-tis
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Feminine None
  1. Syrtis, the name of two places in the African or Libyan Sea between Carthage and Cyrenaicia, full of shallows and sandbanks, and therefore destructive to ships; the western Syrtis, between the islands Cercina and Meninx (or the promontories of Zeitha and Brachodes), was called Syris minor, the eastern (extending from the promontories of Cephalae on the west to that of Boreum on the east) was called Syris major; this latter must be the one referred to in Acts 27:17, for upon this the ship in which Paul was sailing might easily be cast after leaving Crete
 Translated Words
 KJV (1) - quicksands, 1;

NAS (1) - Syrtis, 1;

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TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Surtis". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".


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