Atbash

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Atbash is a simple substitution cipher in Hebrew. It consists of substituting aleph (the first letter) for tav (the last), beth (the second) for shin (one before last), and so on, reversing the alphabet. A couple of words in the Book of Jeremiah, Leb Kamai and Sheshakh, are atbash for Kasdim (Chaldeans) and Babel respectively, probably written thus. It has been associated with the esoteric methodologies of Jewish mysticism's interpretations of Hebrew religious texts as in the Kabbalah.

See also: Hebrew language

Atbash can also be used to mean the same thing in the any other alphabet as well. This is a very simplistic substitution cipher.

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