Monday, June 11, 2012

Colossal blunder on Jeopardy on June 11, 2012

The final answer was Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in “an upper room”

The correct credited question in real time was [what is] "The Last Supper." A video insert corrected this mistake, truly a colossal blunder by Jeopardy.

The King James Version:

And when they were come in, they went vp into an vpper roome, where abode both Peter & Iames, & Iohn, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Iudas the brother of Iames.

The New International Version:

When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.

**From wikipedia:

The biblical narrative of Pentecost, where the 12 Disciples of Christ (Acts 1:13,26) along with about 108 other individuals (Acts 1:15), including many women, among whom was Mary the mother of Jesus (Acts 1:14) received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room, is given in the second chapter of the Book of Acts.

**See also Final Jeopardy for 6/11/12

***Relevant to the comment below, Acts 1:14 (New International Version):

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

As a first point, Acts 1:13 does not describe "The Last Supper." By itself, Acts 1:13 only describes certain people going to an Upper Room. In context, the event is Pentecost.

Separately, "Judas of James" is not Judas Iscariot. From BiblePages

Luke 6:14-16 gives this list:

Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon Zelotes, Judas the brother of James, Judas Iscariot.


Acts 1:13 gives these names (with Judas Iscariot excluded):

Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James of Alphaeus, Simon Zelotes, Judas of James.

[Luke, the author of the texts, is not included in either list.]


Blogger Unknown said...

Wikipedia is correct in stating that Pentecost is described in Acts 2. However, the scripture cited by Jeopardy was in Acts I; the passage goes on to describe the selection of Matthias to replace Judas as an apostle.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I see what you're saying. To me, the first verse of Chapter 2 reads as though some time had passed since the events of Chapter 1.

7:44 AM  

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