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einer felsartig gebildeten Plattform über, auf der sich ein vergoldetes Kreuz mit Christus erhob. Maria Magdalena umfasste kniend das Kreuz, unter dem auch Maria und Johannes standen. Zur These von Susie Nash, die die Existenz der Figuren Mariens und Johannes abstreitet, ist ein eigener Aufsatz in Vorbereitung. Die Argumente wurden in einem Vortrag referiert: Histoire et reconstitution du ‚Puits de Moïse‘. Colloque sur le ‚Puits de Moïse‘, Champmol. Dijon, 16.–18.10.2008. Siehe auch Susie Nash, Claus Sluter’s ‚Well of Moses‘ for the Chartreuse de Champmol reconsidered

, Claus Sluter , Bruxelles 1936 , S. 77 f. ), aufgrund der Verrechnung sprachlich in seine Einzelteile zerlegt wurde. La croix meint jedoch das gesamte Monument , siehe S. Nash , Claus Sluter’s “Well of Moses” for the Chartreuse de Champmol reconsidered : part I , in : The Burlington Magazine , CXLVII , 2005 , S. 798–809 , hier S. 798. Aufschlüsse über die Platzierung von Brunnen und Friedhofskreuzen in den europäischen Kartausen bietet u. a. ein Gemäldezyklus des 18. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung des Augustiner-Chorherrenstiftes Klosterneuburg , siehe A. M. Huber

opened a “well” that swelled and overflowed, satiating the entire earth; its prototype is the well that Moses dug in the desert for his people (Exod 17:1–7). The spear opened the side of Jesus (23–24) and “living riv- ers” overflowed and became a drink not only for the living earth but also the place of the dead so that they may be rewarded with new life. In other mimrē, the river is prefigured by the fountain of Eden which divided itself to become a great river flowing toward the four corners of the world (Bedjan II pp. 588–9; III p. 240). Unlike the well of

assistance of one of the Mission School girls, who knew the right price, and marched us on to another shop if any merchant was too inclined to argue. This was practically our last touch with civilisation. On the arrival of the Khedivial steamer the whole of the Camp paraphernalia was put on board and we steamed off, catching, as we pro- gressed, on our left-hand side, through the evening sunset light, a full view of 'Ayun Musa (the Wells of Moses), where the Israelites probably camped in starting their journey. We were only one night at sea, and were thus saved


(1805), c. 1820. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris 33 19. J.-G. Moitte, History Inscribing upon Her Tablet the Names of Napoleon the Great and the Legislators Moses, Numa, and Lycurgus, c. 1805—7. Cour Carré, Louvre, Paris 33 20. J.-S. Barthélémy, The Passage of the Isthmus of Suez and His Majesty Visiting the Wells of Moses, Salon of 1808. Musée National du Château de Versailles 34 I L L U S T R A T I O N S X I I I 2i. B. Poyet, Seine facade of Palais-Bourbon, 1806—8. Paris 39 22. J.-A.-D. Ingres, Napoleon on His Imperial Throne, 1806. Musée de l'Armée, Paris


Palace — Forbidden Books—A Glimpse of a Bevy of Ladies—Uncomfortable Guardians. 450 CHAPTER XXXVI. BY T H E R E D S E A . Following the Track of the Children of Israel—Routes to Suez—Tem- ples—Where was the Red Sea Crossed ?—In sight of the Bitter Lakes—Approaching the Red Sea—Faith—The Suez Canal—The Wells of Moses—A Sentimental Pilgrimage—Price of one of the Wells—Miriam of Marah—Water of the Wells—Returning to Suez —A Caravan of Bedaweens—Lunch Baskets searched by Custom Officers—The Commerce of the East 459 CHAPTER XXXVII. E A S T W A R D H O . Leaving

apparently sai l ing in the desert; but we did not fo l low them; we turned, and crossed to the Asiatic shore. W e had brought donkeys wi th us, and were soon mounted for a scrambling g a l l o p of an * T o t a l length of Canal, l o o miles. W i d t h of water-line, where banks are low, 328 f e e t ; in deep cuttings, 190; width at base, ¡2 ; depth, 26. 30 4 6 6 THE WELLS OF MOSES. hour and a half, down the coast, over level and hard sand, to Moses' Well. The air was delicious and the ride exhilar- ating. I tried to get from our pleasant Arab guide, who had a

- sociated with the „Well of Moses“ sculpture at the Carthusian monastery at Champmol, Susie Nash, Claus Sluter’s „Well of Moses“ for the Chartreuse de Champmol Reconsidered. Part III, in: Burlington Magazine 150 (2008), pp. 724–741, here pp. 724, 726f.; Sherry C. M. Lindquist, Visual Meaning and Audience at the Chartreuse de Champmol. A Reply to Susie Nash’s Reconsideration of Claus Sluter’s „Well of Moses“, in: Different Visions. A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 3 (Sept. 2011) (URL:; 26. 1. 2017), pp. 1


patriarchal beard.—Legal fictions.—Government an en- larged family circle.—First table of the Law.—Divine son- ship of kings.—Teachings of ancient Egypt.—Reverence for parents in the East.—Refusing cigarettes in a father's presence. — Lifelong honor to a mother. — Stability of government based on filial reverence — A " command- ment with promise."—Lessons from China.—God's repre- sentative 237 P R A Y E R S A N D P R A Y I N G IN T H E E A S T . Praying on the corners of streets.—A fruit-seller in Alexandria. —A dragoman at the wells of Moses. — Thinking to be heard

life—are as delusive as are most of our immature ideas. Without entering into lengthy discussion as to the route of the liberated Israelites, discus- THE SINAI PENINSULA 19 sion of which can grow very weary, it is enough to state that it is probable that after crossing the Red Sea they started from 'Ayun Musa (the Wells of Moses), two miles from the Gulf of Suez, and then came down the coast-strip, passing Wady Amarah (Marah), and entering the limestone range at the end of the Tih by the fertile valley of Gharandel, which is sup- posed to be Elim. Thence