Rare Gothic Bible on Display at Styberg
November 15, 2023
Most modern knowledge of the Gothic language is derived from the remains of the Gothic translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas in the 4th century CE. The Goths originated in southern Scandinavia but migrated to eastern Europe and then to southern and southwestern Europe in the second half of the 2nd century CE. The Goths split into two factions, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, before establishing separate kingdoms. Many mysteries surround the Gothic translation of the Bible, as the language died out around the 6th and 7th centuries. Styberg Library is excited to showcase an 1891 facsimile of the Gothic Bible from the extraordinary Keen Bible Collection. On display now in the Reference Room!