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Hello, I am a new member of the discussion forum. Please pardon my intrusion - I am not an Orthodox Christian but rather a Westerner (Anglican Communion.) But I have a specific question regarding the following hymn, which I have come across in the course of doing research: http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/view/1087 .
The second stanza of this hymn praises the Blessed Virgin in the following words: "Daniel has likened you to the rational mountain [pitwou nouhron] and Mount Zion." I am intrigued by this phrase "rational mountain", because I've been unable to find the reference in the book of Daniel. Unfortunately I don't have access to the Biblical text in Coptic. So, if I may ask, where does this phrase occur in the text?
I thought perhaps it might be from what have been called (in the West) the "Additions" to Daniel, or perhaps even from the "Apocalypse of Daniel" - but so far I haven't been able to locate this particular epithet for the Blessed Virgin in those texts, either.
Thank you very much for any guidance anyone may be able to provide on this question. Either way I thank for your time.