This article aims to analyse the biblical motifs in Sergei Stratanovskii’s poetry. Starting with a brief mention of the religious poetry in the Leningrad underground, to which Stratanovskii belonged, the analysis goes on to compare a series of selected poems to the biblical passages they are related to. Since most of the poems are rewritings of biblical episodes, this comparison enables the changes made by the author to the language, the characterization of the characters and the overall meaning of the text to emerge clearly. The way the poet dialogues with the Bible partially changes throughout his long career. This article attempts to briefly retrace this evolution as well.