“Jeopardy!” followers are confused and greater than somewhat miffed after a controversial Final Jeopardy! clue divided contestants within the ultimate rounds of this system’s “Tournament of Champions.” This 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 match, 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 concerning the Bible. That’s not an unusual subject on the trivia present. But the right reply continues to be a topic of debate, even amongst Biblical students.
Schneider answered “Who are the Hebrews,” and was deemed right by host Ken Jennings.
Buttrey answered “Who are the Romans,” and was deemed incorrect.
He mentioned “Philippiaes,” probably in reference to the Philippians, which was additionally incorrect.
All of the solutions check with books within the Bible which might be collections of epistles, or letters, ostensibly from Jesus’ apostle Paul to totally different teams within the formative days of the Christian church. However, consultants have various opinions on whether or not Paul really wrote the letter to the Hebrews – and thus, whether or not the reply was really right. In truth, there are bitter divisions amongst totally 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 creator of the guide 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 folks outdoors (and typically inside) the spheres of Biblical examine.
In the center of the confusion, He emerged because the night time’s winner regardless of his incorrect Final Jeopardy! reply, and is one win away from match victory.
It’s value noting that Buttrey, who had the reply some folks suppose ought to have been right, is a fan favorite and would have received if he secured the final reply.
Just a number of days earlier than the Bible kerfuffle, an episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” featured a clue concerning the 2021 dying of Instagram character Gabby Petito and the suicide dying 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 a press release to varied media organizations, an legal professional for the Laundrie household demanded an apology from the present, calling the query “distasteful.”