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It seems a lot of old Latin stuff liked this Sator Square, five five-letter words that form a palindrome:

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

Was there ever a Hebrew equivalent to this? (I'm not asking if you can come up with one now; I'm asking if anything like this was found on Jewish carvings, in Ibn Ezra's riddles, or the like. Hopefully therefore on-topic as "Judaism.")

And no, I will not attempt to connect this to the Gemara where Moshe goes forward in time to R' Akiva's classroom!

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  • I guess "Daniel's" Mene-mene doesn't qualify. ;-) Sep 7 '20 at 12:03
  • @JoelK do I just call that an answer? Or this a duplicate question?
    – Shalom
    Sep 7 '20 at 12:27
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    The verse אֱמֶת מֵאֶרֶץ תִּצְמָח (Psalms 85:12) can be arranged as a 3x3 square that can be read in two directions if you treat אר and מח as a unit. I saw this on the front cover of an old book, but I don't remember which one. This site attributes it to Likkutei Torah on Tehillim, but I didn't find it in the named source (maybe it's another book by the same name).
    – b a
    Sep 7 '20 at 13:18
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    @DoubleAA How is this a duplicate? The other question is asking for a specific sator square, but this one is asking for any equivalent
    – b a
    Sep 7 '20 at 18:21

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