I guess it is easy for us to read the Gospels and, in the comfort of our own homes, imagine how it must have been like at the time of Jesus.
A poor country, occupied by a foreign power, mostly poor people, apart from the privileged and rich few who seem to lord it on the population; and also the priests, Pharisees, Saducees and the like, who also enjoy their positions in authority.
Then there is this Man they call Jesus. Some say He comes from Bethlehem, others say Nazareth or Galillee. Some believe He is a teacher, others think He is a prophet come back to life. A few followers believe, or think they believe, He is the Son of God; because He says so.