As Jesus was leaving the temple courts, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look what impressive stones these are, and what impressive buildings!”
Jesus said to him, “Do you see these large buildings? There will not be one stone here left on top of another. They will all be thrown down.” (Mark 13:1,2)
Jesus knew about dual coding, the importance of appealing to both the eyes and ears of his students. He knew that the sight of the buildings coupled with words about their destruction would become a memory burned on the brains of his disciples for years to come.