Sheshach (Shee´shak)

A cryptogram for Babylon found in (Jer 25:26; Jer 51:41). The word is obtained by using a rabbinical cipher called Athbash in which the last letter of the alphabet is used for the first, the second from the last is used for the second, and so forth. Many English versions simply replace the word with “Babylon.”

Jer 25:26

26all the kings of the north, far and near, one after another, and all the kingdoms of the world that are on the face of the earth. And after them the king of S ... View more

Jer 51:41

41How Sheshach is taken,
the pride of the whole earth seized!
How Babylon has become
an object of horror among the nations!

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