In Ugaritic zbl is a place name (Gordon 1965, Text 10; Glossary #815).
Rohl finds the name Jacob and Joseph (Iysipi, E31), but this is highly questionable (1995, 352; ANET 1969, 329).
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).
Yurco has recently re-analyzed the Karnak battle reliefs, and has concluded that they should be ascribed to Merneptah and not Ramses II (1990, 21-38).
Before the discovery of the Merneptah stele scholars placed the date of the exodus and entry into Canaan much later.
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 Egyptian Papyrus Anastasi III contains "The Journal of a Frontier Official" which mentions this well.
It says: Year 3, 1st Month of the 3rd Season, Day 17.