The Quicksands
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The Quicksands

more properly THE SYRTIS, THE, (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.

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4950. Surtis -- "shoal," Syrtis, the name of two large sandbanks ...
... quicksands, Syrtis. From suro; a shoal (from the sand drawn thither by the waves),
ie The Syrtis Major or great bay on the north coast of Africa -- quicksands. ...
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Tempest and Trust
... Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing
lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.18 ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/tempest and trust.htm

Preface
... Even if phrases or passages make for orthodoxy, to accept them if condemned by evidence
and history is to alight upon the quicksands of conjecture. ...
/.../burgon/the causes of the corruption of the traditional text/preface.htm

"My Little Children, These Things Write I unto You, that Ye Sin ...
... the most perfect provision against both these extremities, that souls are ready
to run upon, the rock of desperate distrust, and the quicksands of presumptuous ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxiii my little children.htm

Paul's Shipwreck
... of the ship. As they were afraid that they might run ashore on the African
quicksands, they lowered the sail and drifted. But as ...
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September 27. "The Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" (Rom. ...
... by them? Are you above sickness and the evil forces around that would drag
down your physical life into the quicksands? These forces ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /september 27 the glorious liberty.htm

The Ride from Pembroke to Swansea
... had been swallowed up. The whole sands are at least ten miles over, with
many streams of quicksands intermixed. But our guide was ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/the ride from pembroke to.htm

Entering Thus Far into the Nature of the Sun
... Were all the earth filthy mires, or devouring quicksands, firm land would be an
unspeakable treasure. Were it all beaten gold it would be of no value. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/12 entering thus far into.htm

The Common Error which Makes it Difficult to Believe all the World ...
... The common error which makes it difficult to believe all the World to be wholly
ours, is to be shunned as a rock of shipwreck: or a dangerous quicksands. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/36 the common error which.htm

O Word of God Incarnate
... It is the chart and compass. That o'er life's surging sea,. 'Mid mists and rocks
and quicksands,. Still guides, O Christ, to thee. O make thy Church, dear Savior ...
/.../advent 58 o word of.htm

To the Rev. A. Brandram
... My situation throughout has been a most peculiar one, rocks and quicksands have
surrounded me on every side, and frequently I have been compelled to give ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to the rev a brandram 65.htm

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