JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

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JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

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Hello everyone,

Moses Kitakule and I are excited to preliminarily announce JaMES (Jon and Moses and Michael Exhaust Scripture), a open-level tossup-only set on the Bible. This set is primarily focused on the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (sorry, we are both Protestants), but will include a few questions on the apocrypha as well. As this is only a preliminary announcement, the distribution is pretty simple:

10 Old Testament
10 New Testament

The questions will be minimum 6 lines, Times New Roman size 10 after powermarking. We hope to have at least 5 packets for this set. Anything that is "noteworthy" from the Bible is fair game: books, people (or supernatural beings), places, verses, chapters, concepts, objects, deaths, battles, other events, etc. This set basically seeks to find the one who knows their Bible the best. Moses and I will work on this set whenever we find bandwidth, but hope to have a finished product by summer 2020.

We're excited about this project, and hope the wider quiz bowl community is as well!
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I'M SO EXCITED
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I look forward to playing this question set. Good luck.
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I look forward to getting my ass kicked by Mike Cheyne and getting mad about the lack of apocrypha. :grin:

Because you mentioned emphasizing "concepts" and "objects," I'd love to know at some point what your guys' preferred translation(s) is/are.
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I will only accept verses out of The Message translation.
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Aaron Dos Remedios and I have begun our study regimen for this tournament.
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Looking forward to this!
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Michael Kearney of Yale has joined the writing team. Moses has started churning out questions, and I'll get on it as well once I write enough HFT.
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Aaron's Rod wrote: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:52 pm I look forward to getting my ass kicked by Mike Cheyne and getting mad about the lack of apocrypha. :grin:

Because you mentioned emphasizing "concepts" and "objects," I'd love to know at some point what your guys' preferred translation(s) is/are.
We're going with the NIV.
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