Bishop Wulfila was highly important to the Goths of his time, because
1. in a period of oppression he guided them to a safe area, and;
2. he translated the Bible in their own language. To modern scholars Wulfila is important because thanks to his translation of the Bible we have the oldest text of extensive length in a Germanic language.
The Gothic name of bishop Wulfila, also written as Vulfila, Ulfila, Gulfilas, means “little wolf.” His mother was a descendant from people who were taken captive in Cappadocia by raiding Goths and taken to Da…