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a simple substitution cipher in which each occurrence of the first letter of the alphabet is substituted with the last, second with next to last, and so on
Origin: From the letters of the alphabet aleph, tav, beth, shin
Atbash is a simple substitution cipher for the Hebrew alphabet. It consists in substituting aleph for tav, beth for shin, and so on, reversing the alphabet. Hence the name, Aleph-Tav-Beth-Shin. In the Book of Jeremiah, לב קמי Lev Kamai is Atbash for כשדים Kasdim, and ששך Sheshakh is Atbash for בבל Bavel. It has been associated with the esoteric methodologies of Jewish mysticism's interpretations of Hebrew religious texts as in the Kabbalah. The Atbash cipher for the modern Hebrew alphabet would be: An Atbash cipher for the Latin alphabet would be as follows: An easier, simpler and faster way of doing this is: Atbash can also be used to mean the same thing in any other alphabet as well. This is a very simple substitution cipher. For example, in Atbash, the letters "nlmvb" indicate the word "money" Worked Example. A few English words 'Atbash' into other English words. For example, "hob"="sly", "hold"="slow", "holy"="slob", "horn"="slim", "zoo"="all", "irk"="rip", "low"="old", "glow"="told", and "grog"="tilt." Some other English words Atbash into their own reverses, e.g., "wizard" = "draziw."
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