I feel that the LORD tried to reveal Himself and offer His friendship to several peoples, who began migrating from Mesopotamia, from Africa, from Europe, Canaan and the Altay. As those people tended to accept the LORD's majesty (i.e. developing a monolatristic fervour), the Spirit of the LORD drove them to the Levant, fleeing from idolatrous, polytheistic members of their native communities. When the revelation is concretised in the Levant, through the work of the Patriarchs, Hell began to target the people of the LORD by seducing their neighbours into idolatry and other abominations. When you read about Philistine or Moabite religions, for example, it becomes quite obvious that their gods were, really, demonic agents, bent on destroying the People of the LORD.