‘Jeopardy!’ followers pissed off by controversial Bible clue


“Jeopardy!” followers are confused and greater than just a little miffed after a controversial Ultimate Jeopardy! clue divided contestants within the last 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, beneath the class “New Testomony”:

“Paul’s letter to them is the New Testomony epistle with essentially the most Previous Testomony quotations.”

The New Testament clue from the

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 among Biblical scholars.

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

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

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

All the solutions confer 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. 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. The truth is, there are bitter divisions among different schools 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 typically agree Paul was the writer of the book of Romans.

Even consultants on faith and historical past weighed in.

“The problem: Hebrews has essentially the most OT quotes of any NT letter; it was traditionally attributed to Paul; however at the moment most argue he didn’t write it primarily based primarily on inner proof,” a priest and theology professor wrote on Twitter. “(Romans is correct if Paul didn’t write Hebrews),” he added.

“Expensive Jeopardy: However 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 research.

In the course of the confusion, He emerged because the evening’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 folks assume 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 “Superstar Jeopardy!” featured a clue in regards to the 2021 death of Instagram personality Gabby Petito and the suicide demise of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who wrote that he was responsible for her homicide.

“In 2021 fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days in FLA’s Myakkahatchee Creek space, dwelling to those lengthy & 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 different manner???” one viewer wrote.

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



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