“Danger!” Fans are confused and greater than slightly upset after a controversial Final Jeopardy! clue divided the contestants into the ultimate rounds of the present’s “Tournament of Champions”. This is the second monitor controversy the present has confronted in only a few days.
Amy Schneider, Andrew He, and Sam Buttrey are the ultimate event champions, with the primary particular person to win three rounds being the ultimate victor. On Wednesday’s episode, the trio took on this clue, underneath the “New Testament” class:
“Paul’s letter to them is the New Testament epistle with probably the most Old Testament citations.”
The assertion is just not controversial as a result of it offers with the Bible. That’s not an unusual subject on the trivia present. But the right reply remains to be a matter of debate, even amongst Bible students.
Schneider responded “Who are the Hebrews?”, which host Ken Jennings thought was right.
Buttrey replied “Who are the Romans?” and it was thought of incorrect.
He stated “Philippias”, most likely referring to the Philippians, which was additionally incorrect.
All solutions seek advice from books of the Bible that are collections of epistles, or letters, apparently from the Apostle Paul to Jesus to completely different teams within the formative days of the Christian church. However, students have completely different opinions as as to whether Paul really wrote the letter to the Hebrews, and due to this fact whether or not the reply was really right. In truth, there are bitter divisions between completely different colleges of Christian thought relating to the biblical affect and authorship of Paul.
Many “Danger!” viewers thought Buttrey’s reply ought to have been the right one, since students usually agree that Paul was the writer of the e book of Romans.
Even faith and historical past consultants chimed in.
“The Challenge: Hebrews has probably the most OT citations of all of the NT letters; traditionally it was attributed to Paul; however as we speak most argue that he didn’t write it primarily based totally on inner proof”, a priest and professor of theology wrote on Twitter. “(Romans is true if Paul did not write Hebrews),” he added.
“Dear Jeopardy: But Paul did not write Hebrews!!!!!” wrote another historian and theologian.
Others postulated that whatever the reply, the clue was not clearly worded relating to letters, epistles, and books of the Bible, all deeply complicated phrases to folks outdoors (and typically inside) the spheres of Bible research.
In the midst of the confusion, he emerged because the winner of the night time regardless of his incorrect Final Jeopardy! reply, and he’s one win away from successful the event.
It’s value noting that Buttrey, who had the reply that some folks imagine ought to have been right, is a fan favorite and would have gained if he had gotten the final reply.
Just days earlier than the Bible riot, an episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” filed a tip in regards to the 2021 dying of Instagram persona Gabby Petito and the suicide dying of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who wrote that he was accountable for her homicide.
“In 2021, fugitive Brian Laundrie ended his days within the Myakkahatchee Creek space of the FLA, dwelling to those lengthy, toothy creatures,” the clue learn.
(The reply was “What are alligators?”)
The spectators were horrified that the query invoked each suicide and a extremely publicized homicide.
“Couldn’t they’ve gotten to the AAAAAA alligator another manner?” a viewer wrote.
In an announcement to numerous media organizations, a lawyer for the Laundrie household demanded an apology from the present, calling the query “disgusting.”