A quotation from this gospel is given by Epiphanius.
The brevity of the note and its lack of doctrinal significance prevented it from gaining frequent quotation in the early Christian literature, but it appears in Marcion's canon as well as in the Muratorian, whilst Tertullian mentions, and Origen expressly quotes it.
The difficulty stated in the foregoing quotation, although now mainly of historic importance, exerted great influence upon the development of the American census prior to 1900.
On the title-page of both is the quotation "In his Temple doth every man speak of his honour."
The quotation shows that this gospel was the expression of complete pantheism.