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It is especially rich in Bibles, incunabula and books of the early Reformation period, and contains some fragments of the Gothic bible of Ulfilas.
Its proper meaning is "sacrifice," and thus the word hunsl appears in Ulfilas' Gothic version of Matt.
These Goths are known as Moeso-Goths, for whom Ulfilas made the Gothic translation of the Bible.
At an early age Ulfilas was sent, either as an envoy or as a hostage for his tribe, to Constantinople, probably on the occasion of the treaty arranged in 332.
Ulfilas may therefore have been a convert to Christianity when he reached Constantinople.