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.
The Chief of Bowmen of the Wells of Mer-ne-Ptah Hotep-hir-Maat--life, prosperity, health!
The Egyptians practiced the magical cursing of their enemies by inscribing pottery bowls and figurines with the names of their enemies, and then smashing them to break the power of their enemies.
"Iy-'anaq" is named which may be related to the Anaqim or giants who dwelt in Canaan before the conquest (ANET 1969, 328). Shutu is probably Moab the sons of Sheth (Numbers ; Ahituv 1984, 184).
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 Egyptian Papyrus Anastasi III contains "The Journal of a Frontier Official" which mentions this well.