Jesus said: 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.‘ Raising and breeding small ruminants such as sheep and goats made a lot of sense to semi-nomadic, pre-historic people about 11–13k years ago. They were gentle enough to keep around families.
They produced a lot of wooly hair for making felt and later woven material out of, they could be used for leather, their bones could be fashioned into weapons and decorative things, their flesh could be used for meat. No farmlands were required because sheep and (holy hell) goats will eat any damn thing that is not nailed down, and have no particular fancy-diva requests on their keepers. Dogs came around at about the same time, and now their role in families expanded to keeping sheep and goats in tight little herds that could be moved around easily when families migrated, and keeping wolves away. Cats were around, too, but seriously, fuck cats. So at this extremely primitive point in prehistory, your average Central-Asian human adult was very familiar with the reproductive and suckling habits of 4–5 mammal species. Sheep and/or goats, humans, dogs, and cats. They knew that milk was produced by all of these species, and began to drink it, which made animals more efficient because instead of needing to kill them to get nutrients, you could have your sheep and drink milk too.