The Chief of Bowmen of the Wells of Mer-ne-Ptah Hotep-hir-Maat--life, prosperity, health!
--which is (on) the mountain range, arrived for a (judicial) investigation in the fortress which is in Sile (ANET 1969, 258).
There is an interesting place named in Joshua 15:9 and , "well of waters of Nephtoah," that may be the Hebrew name of Merneptah. "A Canaanite at Ugarit." Israel Exploration Journal 13.
The well which is probably anachronistically named after Merneptah would be near Jerusalem.
The Execration texts seems to parallel the time of the patriarchs.
A stele found at Abydos tells about an Asiatic campaign by Sen-Usert III (1880-1840 BC) which says: His majesty proceeded northward to overthrow the Asiatics.
In Ugaritic zbl is a place name (Gordon 1965, Text 10; Glossary #815).
The word "Israel" here is written in Egyptian with the determinative for people rather than land (ANET 1969, 378 note 18).
One of the most important discoveries that relate to the time of the Exodus is the Merneptah stele which dates to about 1210 BC. "Rainey's Challenge." Biblical Archaeology Review 17:6 (November/December).
Merneptah, the king of Egypt, boasts that he has destroyed his enemies in Canaan.
His majesty reached a foreign country of which the name was Sekmem.
His majesty took the right direction in proceeding to the Residence of life, prosperity, and health.