Genesis 23:6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
The people of Canaan recognize Abraham as a mighty prince among them. They knew him. They knew his family. They knew about him.
This is more proof of the influence that God had on these people through His man, Abraham.
Canaan will reject Abraham’s God. Canaan will follow after cruel god’s that will call on them to sacrifice their children. They are false gods. Those people lived in the habitations of cruelty.
God will later call for the destruction of this country due to the evil influence of their gods. But this will not happen without them having had a witness that they rejected!