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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
atbash at′bash. Also athbash. The rabbinic term for a cryptic device whereby the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ʾaleph, א) was substituted for the last letter (tau, ת), the second letter (beth, ב) for the next-to-last letter (šin, שׁ), etc. No intensive study of atbash in the Bible has been made,
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
AtbashAn atbash is a simple cryptogram or “code” based on the letters in the alphabet in which the first letter of the alphabet is used to replace the last letter and the second letter replaces the second from last letter, etc. In English, for example, this would involve substituting “a” for “z,” “b”