The Bible in Nicolaus Copernicus’ poem Septem Sidera
The article “The Bible in Nicolaus Copernicus’ poem Septem Sidera” focuses on the relation between seven odes and the biblical subject matter — waiting for the Messiah, his birth, his circumcision, three Wise Men offering him gifts and his teachings in the temple. All those scenes have their own implications in the Old Testament and the New Testament. They are supported by the rich content (Asclepiadean metre in the Latin translation). The division of the poem into seven parts may reflect the number of odes and the same number of stanzas. It is not certain if it was Nicolaus Copernicus who wrote the poem and that is why it is better to say that the poem is attributed to Copernicus.