Virtue: TEMPERANTIA; moderation and clemency: mildness

a) Moses goes to Egypt (Exodus 4:18-23)

Circumscription: It redimat gentem dux sub Pharaone gementem
"(Moses) the leader goes to save the people suffering under Pharao"

b) Palm Sunday: Christ goes to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19, Mark 11:1-11)

Circumscription: Turba Deo plaudit qui quos vult salvat et audit
"The multitude rejoiced in the Lord who listens and saves whom he pleases"

c) The Passover Lamb goes to Slaughter (Exodus 12:1-14)

Circumscription: Christi mactandus in formam clauditur agnus
"The sacrificial lamb is prefiguring Christ"

Comment: The ordinance instituting the Passover was given to the Israelites already in Egypt and stayed in force after Moses received the Law. In terms of the Verdun Altar's scheme, this scene does not conform to the temporal sequence where the pictures under "c" belong to the period "under the law". But one can easily follow the mode of thought which led to this choice by seeeing that the passover ordinance anticipates the giving of the law on Mount Sinai