The difference between what the Scribes taught & Jesus’ teaching was simple…in John 1:14 it tells us that the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. In other words, the omnipotent voice of God came to earth through the incarnation of His Son, Jesus Christ…and with it the right, dominion, and complete power to carry out whatever Jesus declared. The crowds quickly realized that the manner in which Jesus taught was completely different. The Scribes taught by appealing to traditions and the past…while Jesus taught with newness & divine wisdom. We see this in the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus says, “You have heard that it was said…but I say…” The Scribes might have had some knowledge of the Mosaic Law…but Jesus was the very manifestation & embodiment of that Word.