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Sator Square Motley Et Al (1)

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The SATOR/ROTAS Square
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 Jun25,2010
 KatherineMotley
SATOR/ROTAS SQUARE -
WIKIPEDIA
Thought to be a symbol of early Christianity, theSATOR/ROTAS Square appears all over theRoman Empire with no clear meaning.
 
The
Rotas
square, as it is also known, is identified with early Christianblessing or invocation. It is often referred to as a type of Christian magic,such as invocations are identified in other religions, but will be described asa prayer or blessing in this discussion. Magic is identified as an invocation,whether in writing or spoken, that is used to have control over futureevents. In this respect it cannot be such, as it would interfere with God’sDivine Plan and thus be blasphemous, as He is the only one with the power to control the future.
Ferguson’s Five Interpretations of the
ROTAS 
Square
The power of the blessing is thought to be quite significant due to themathematical repetition and placement of the sequence of words andletters in the form of the square.Ancient historian, J. Ferguson believes thatthe
Rotas
square involves five different purposes in the way it is written; adirect allusion to Ezekiel, a palindrome, a word-square, a form with four Ts(the cross) at key points flanked by A and O, and an anagram.
First Interpretation
 As it stands the translation of the square is, ‘Arepo the sower guides thewheels carefully.” The passage in Ezekiel claims that the spirits of beingsare in the wheels with four parts to their being. From Ferguson’s argument, Arepo, assuming that is meant to be a person, must be God, which is oddas He is never elsewhere referred to as a sower. Often Christ is describedas a shepherd, but God is always Father. God has had several names;
 Allah, Elohim, Eloh, Yahweh, Abba, Pater,
but they are all names meaning‘God’ or ‘Father.’ This is where fault can be seen in the argument of allusionto Ezekiel, as the spirit-wheels can be like that described in the
Rotas
but‘Arepo’ and ‘sower’ cannot be identified with the Chrisitan God.
 
Second Interpretation
Ferguson’s second point is that there is a palindrome, which is undoubtablytrue. ‘
Rotas opera tenet arepo sator’ 
reversed is ‘
rotas opera tenet areposator.’ 
However, whether or not they were meant to be read in a sentenceis a different argument.
Third Interpretation
Just as there is no debate about the inscription is a palindrome, there isalso no doubt that the inscription is indeed a word-square. The repetition of the word ‘
rotasator’ 
around the square gives it a sense of containment andthus having everything inside the square belongs to it. The circle of 
rotasator’ 
is also a palindrome. This linking of words and repetition createstrength in the meaning and power of the prayer, or so it was thought, thisis why the palindrome and word-square combination is so noted.
ROTAS 
PER
 A
ENE
 A
REP
SATOR 
Fourth Interpretation
Ferguson’s fourth observation is of the four crosses, flanked by the O and A. Standing for Alpha and Omega. This can be seen in the crossing of thewords
opera
and
arepo
, ending in either an A or an O. The four crossesFerguson refers to can be seen as the T representing a cross, as it wasused, surrounded by the O and A. The four Ts would also be connected toform a Greek cross.

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