Interpreting the weather

From Luke 12:54

Jesus criticized his contemporaries for their inability to interpret the signs of “the present times.”

To me, interpretation requires understanding context and historical perspective: something to compare against and measure outcomes. We know how to interpret weather signs because we have learned through observing cause ad effect. Clouds build to the west, rain comes shortly thereafter. The wind shifts from the south bringing a hot wind.

But how could Jesus’s contemporaries (or how can we) interpret the life and ministry – at least contemporaneously – without first understanding the historical context in which it unfolded? Could Jesus be a savior without the context of Jewish slavery & prophecy?

— imhighlander, iPhoning it in
@mcclintock_m

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