Massaux, Éduard. "Chapter Four: Apollinaris of Hierapolis." The Influence of the Gospel of Saint Matthew on Christian Literature before Saint Irenaeus: Book 3: The Apologists and the Didache. (Translated by Norman J. Belval and Suzanne Hecht. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1993, 116-119.
Massaux lists a number of books by Apollinaris of Hierapolis, who wrote at the time of Marucs Aurelius (161-180 A.D.) (Massaux 1993, 116). Though all his works are lost, several fragmentary quotes have been collected. Of these, Massaux catalogs those which appear to make reference to Matthew's Gospel. The five fragments Massaux collects are relatively brief, a sentence or less. Massaux does note that one refers specifically to Matthew by name. Three narrate instances found both in Matthew and Mark, without enough detail to identify dependence (Massaux 1993, 117), and one, of only four words, refers to the "jduge of the living and the dead," a common theme. Of most interest to Massaux is the statement naming Matthew as a means of claiming authority. Presumably by the time of Apollinaris, Matthew's name would assert credibility (Massaux 1993, 118).