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Genesis Ch 23 tells of the death of aSarah and Abraham negotiating a burial site for her. Such is the respect given to him by the people of the Hittites, that he is allowed a cave and the field and trees next to it.
Respect is earned, not automatially granted, and if anyone ends up with the respect Abraham recieved, then that person has not done badly