It’s not about the culture of a people or the times they lived in, it’s about the revelation knowledge of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.
For if JESUS does not reveal the scriptures to you, by the revelation knowledge of GOD in HIMSELF, then you’ll just be full of head knowledge, with NO real revelation knowledge of who GOD is in CHRIST JESUS, or who JESUS is in GOD.
(John 5:39-47) JESUS SAYS, “Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they same scriptures which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life. I do not receive honour from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me: but if another man shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe them, which receive honour one of another, and you do not seek the honour that comes from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for Moses wrote of me. But if you do not believe Moses writings about me, then how shall you believe my words?”
(Luke 24:27) “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, JESUS expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”
(Luke 24:45) “Then JESUS opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.