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Did the ‘Revealer of secrets’, expose Jeopardy’s botched attempt to cut a question?

Bethlehem viewed from the Church of Nativity Credit: Daniel Case/Wikipedia/Creative Commons 3.0

The popular TV quiz, show, Jeopardy, was first created in 1964 by Mel Griffin and has gone through several renditions and the current format being broadcast today, currently hosted by Alex Trebek, was created by Sony in 1984.

Its unique format provides answers and then requires competing contestants to phrase the question.

However, its episode that ran on Friday, January 10, 2020, caused quite a controversy.

Under a category called “Where is the church?,” the contestants were then posed with the answer: “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.” The Church of Nativity claims to be on the very site that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Show host Alex Trebek specifically noted the contestants had to give the current country.

In response to this answer, one of the Jeopardy contestants quickly answered “What is Palestine?”

When Trebek revealed that answer was incorrect, another contestant quickly answered “What is Israel?” and was awarded the right answer.

But the answer and resulting question was hugely controversial. Though it is not a country, Palestine does administer the West Bank area where Bethlehem is located.

But technically, Bethlehem is in Israel, because Palestine does not exist as a nation.

Despite the correct answer being Israel, after the broadcast, activists stormed social media condemning Jeopardy’s question and answer claiming it was wrong.

But here is where it gets interesting. When filming the episode, the producers realized after the first contestant answered Palestine, that they had a problem and decided to cut the question from the show and replace it with another involving the location of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located in Mexico.

It would be like the Bethlehem answer and question was never asked. But WND provided Jeopardy’s explanation of what happened next:

“Unfortunately, through human error in post-production, the uncorrected version of the game was broadcast. We regret the error and we will make every effort to ensure this never happens again.”

Jeopardy’s response to its question on the location of the church of the Nativity

In other words, the one major thing that Jeopardy was trying not to do in post-production (include the question), is the very thing they ended up doing. It sounds like God had a hand in this. Was there an Angel of God in the cutting room as well?

After the prophet Daniel correctly interpreted a series of dreams for the ancient King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar responded with this revelation about God:

“Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.”

Daniel 7:24 NKJV


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