“Jeopardy!” followers are confused and greater than a bit of miffed after a controversial Ultimate Jeopardy! clue divided contestants within the ultimate 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 particular person to win three rounds would be the final victor. In Wednesday’s episode, the trio was confronted with this clue, underneath 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 stated “Philippiaes,” possible in reference to the Philippians, which was additionally incorrect.
All the solutions confer with books within the Bible which are collections of epistles, or letters, ostensibly from Jesus’ apostle Paul to totally different teams within the formative days of the Christian church. Nonetheless, consultants have various opinions on whether or not Paul truly wrote the letter to the Hebrews – and thus, whether or not the reply was truly appropriate. In truth, there are bitter divisions amongst totally different faculties of Christian thought relating to Paul’s Biblical affect and authorship.
Many “Jeopardy!” viewers thought Buttrey’s reply ought to have been the proper one, since students usually agree Paul was the creator of the ebook of Romans.
Even consultants 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 regard to letters, epistles and books of the Bible – all deeply complicated phrases for individuals exterior (and typically inside) the spheres of Biblical research.
In the midst of the confusion, He emerged because the night time’s winner regardless of his incorrect Ultimate Jeopardy! reply, and is one win away from event victory.
It’s price noting that Buttrey, who had the reply some individuals suppose ought to have been appropriate, is a fan favorite and would have gained 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 demise of Instagram persona Gabby Petito and the suicide demise of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who wrote that he was chargeable 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.”