again, it is refuting parts of the James story: I think Clement of Alexandria affirms its influence but questions its accuracy of facts, that she was born in normal fashion, and not a virgin after birth/because of it. So to Iraneaus,
Of course jerome disputes james and says the brethren were not of Joseph first marriage but were cousins.
I have read that Augustine is first to quote Ezekiel 44:2, the closing of the east gate, meaning that Mary was virgin before, during and after the birth experience , that is not normal birth, as in book of james…forgot who said this but they believe Christ came out of Mary’s side (as in east gate) and not normal birth (south gate)…again Jmaes says Christ came out of a bright light, just appeared ready to nurse.
But the few articles i just read do attribute much forging of such Marion doctrine on said book of this proteveangelium of james