‘Jeopardy!’ followers annoyed by controversial Bible clue

“Jeopardy!” followers are confused and greater than a little bit miffed after a controversial Remaining Jeopardy! clue divided contestants within the closing rounds of this system’s “Tournament of Champions.” That is the second clue controversy this system has confronted in just some days.

Amy Schneider, Andrew He and Sam Buttrey are the ultimate champions standing within the event, and the primary individual to win three rounds would be the final victor. In Wednesday’s episode, the trio was confronted with this clue, below the class “New Testament”:

“Paul’s letter to them is the New Testament epistle with the most Old Testament quotations.”

The assertion isn’t controversial as a result of it’s in regards to the Bible. That’s not an unusual subject on the trivia present. However the appropriate reply remains to be a topic of debate, even amongst Biblical students.

Schneider answered “Who are the Hebrews,” and was deemed appropriate by host Ken Jennings.

Buttrey answered “Who are the Romans,” and was deemed incorrect.

He mentioned “Philippiaes,” doubtless in reference to the Philippians, which was additionally incorrect.

The entire solutions confer with books within the Bible which might be collections of epistles, or letters, ostensibly from Jesus’ apostle Paul to completely different teams within the formative days of the Christian church. Nevertheless, specialists have various opinions on whether or not Paul really wrote the letter to the Hebrews – and thus, whether or not the reply was really appropriate. Actually, there are bitter divisions amongst completely different colleges of Christian thought concerning Paul’s Biblical affect and authorship.

Many “Jeopardy!” viewers thought Buttrey’s reply ought to have been the right one, since students usually agree Paul was the writer of the ebook of Romans.

Even specialists on faith and historical past weighed in.

“The challenge: Hebrews has the most OT quotes of any NT letter; it was historically attributed to Paul; but today most argue he didn’t write it based mainly on internal evidence,” a priest and theology professor wrote on Twitter. “(Romans is right if Paul didn’t write Hebrews),” he added.

“Dear Jeopardy: But Paul didn’t write Hebrews!!!!!!!” wrote another historian and theologian.

Others postulated that, whatever the reply, the clue was not clearly worded with reference to letters, epistles and books of the Bible – all deeply complicated phrases for folks outdoors (and typically inside) the spheres of Biblical research.

In the midst of the confusion, He emerged because the evening’s winner regardless of his incorrect Remaining Jeopardy! reply, and is one win away from event victory.

It’s value noting that Buttrey, who had the reply some folks suppose ought to have been appropriate, is a fan favorite and would have received if he secured the final reply.

Only a few days earlier than the Bible kerfuffle, an episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” featured a clue in regards to the 2021 dying of Instagram character Gabby Petito and the suicide dying of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who wrote that he was liable for her homicide.

“In 2021 fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days in FLA’s Myakkahatchee Creek area, home to these long & toothy critters,” the clue learn.

(The reply was “What are alligators?”)

Viewers were appalled that the query invoked each suicide and a extremely publicized homicide.

“Y’all couldn’t have gotten to alligator AAAAAANY other way???” one viewer wrote.

In an announcement to varied media organizations, an lawyer for the Laundrie household demanded an apology from the present, calling the query “distasteful.”