• The New Testament was not produced as a single work issued by an authoritative Church for the instruction of its members. The four Gospels were composed in different times and places over perhaps a third of a century, and for a time circulated separately among a number of other narratives of our Lord's life (of which the newly discovered fragment of an unknown gospel may have been one).

    "The Story Of The Bible" by Frederic G. Kenyon. Ch. X, The Position Today, p. 133, 1949.