Dwight the Teacher and Response from Students



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In accord with the legacy and the words of my late husband and great teacher of the Word of God, Dr. Dwight A. Pryor (obm)His-Israel highly values depth of thought and the study of Scripture. We view these as vital and even as “the highest form of worship” as they lead to greater ‘being’ and doing of good according to the will of our Father. Please take a moment to view the tributes to Dwight, peruse his articles and share a few of our memories.

The core value we continue to hold to, as a result of the above, is that of relationship; of pressing through creatively with a deep desire for closer knowledge of, and thus deeper intimacy with, God our Father – as taught and evidenced by Yeshua ha’Mashiach / the Messiah Jesus –  and with one another as those who, as Dwight did so deeply, love Him and share a love for His Land, His Scriptures and His Messiah.

We honor his memory and remain ever grateful for the example and learning he so generously gave, and continues to give, to so many sincere students of the Scriptures.

~ Keren Hannah Pryor

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South Africa 2003 - PE - Garden Route 056

 

Dwight engaged in one of his favorite activities …teaching a class of interested students. (Durban, SA)

 

 

 

 

A great teacher once taught me the difference between mere data and Da’at Elohim. I am forever indebted and grateful for Dwight and Keren Pryor. Thanks for impacting my life and ministry at such deep transformational levels. Love ya!

Pastor Brian and Kristi Phillips ~ The Grove Church, Illinois (1 March, 2014)

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~ June 2014 – from Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA
Phil & Dwight Pryor
To Keren,
I found this photo, taken some years back,  when I was looking through albums today.
Phil (my husband) is seated in the middle. Dwight on the right.
 
Phil regards DPs teachings as very central to much of what we do.

Blessings and strength for the work,

Joan (Moss)

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Dear Dr. Pryor,
All my life I have lived in church streams that regard Israel as superseded, 
but last year [2005] following a powerful revelation regarding the 
Father’s passion for Israel, I was completely disorientated, lost 
and frankly a bit frightened. 
I no longer knew who Jesus was...until I found your writings. I have devoured 
“Behold the Man!” with wonder, excitement and joy. I have read the Scriptures 
many times and now so many things  are falling into place...what a treasure! 
How great and perfect are the ways of God! 

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~ June, 2014 – Father’s Day Tribute  from MIKE DAVIS (Pastor), California, USA

There have been 3 men who have been like fathers to me, they have been mentors and have given me tremendous support.

To them I want to say “Thank you!” for all of the support, mentoring and encouragement they have given me over the years:

To Dr. William Bean... to Bobby G. Bodenhamer! (Whom my kids call Grandpa Bob!)

And to my other beloved teacher and mentor from afar Dwight Pryor.

Dwight you taught me that study and scholarship must always be mixed with personal holiness and a passion for HaShem. You helped keep me balanced and taught me through example as well as your teachings to always maintain respect for those who may not agree with me or my point of view -and vice versa. Thank you, and Keren, for the support you have given to Karen and I. It always meant so much. .Though you are no longer with us and now stand in the Presence of our Lord your influence is still felt and still having impact even today. I thank the Lord for having met and learned from you.

I have the greatest respect for you all and hold you in love and esteem.

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~ May 2008  – from CANADA

Shalom Dwight,

Because of your efforts God has revolutionized my life. I have a hunger for God’s word like I’ve never had before. I can’t get enough of your teaching.

What fun and pleasure it is to do “Behold the Man” with others and to watch their faces light up as they gain new insights into God’s word.

Each week I look forward to receiving the Torah reading with Keren’s commentary.

I prayed Colossians 1:9 would be answered in my life before I knew of you and God has used you to answer that prayer in a way I never dreamed of.

Your brother in Messiah Yeshua,

George (Farnworth)

(Col. 1: 9-10)   For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing  to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you  grow in the knowledge of God.

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~ May 2009  – from the UK

After listening to Keren’s really interesting talk about two ways of measuring time, one in a straight line and the other in a spiral upwards, and how the latter connected with our progression spiritually, I found a poem by the English Christian poet George Herbert (1593-1633) which seems to touch on the same theme. It’s entitled ‘Our Life is Hid with Christ in God‘ (Colossians 3: 3) and reads like this:

My words and thoughts do both expresse this notion,
That life hath with the sun a double motion.
The first is straight, and our diurnall friend;
The other hid, and doth obliquely bend.
One life is wrapt in flesh, and tends to earth;
The other winds towards Him, Whose happie birth
Taught me to live here so that still one eye
Should aim and shoot at that which is on high;
Quitting with daily labour all my pleasure,
To gain at harvest an eternal  treasure.

Quoted from The Works of George Herbert (Ware [UK]: Wordsworth Poetry Library, 1994.

Dr David Collins

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~ March, 2008  – USA

Shalom,

The other day I saw this image in my head and you two (Dwight & Keren) were the first ones that popped into my thoughts shortly afterward. I was talking about it with Ray and she said it reminded her of New Beginnings.

I hope that this little thought from the Father’s heart touches you.

Jay Meyers [ artist, friend, student, mensch ]

Jay's Olive Tree Menorah

 Olive Tree Menorah

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January 2, 2008  – USA

Dear Keren,

It must be discouraging for Dwight to “keep on keepin’ on” sometimes.  I know you already know this but his (and your) ministry is such a blessing to so many people.  Although you probably see the fruits of some of your labor I’m sure that the fruit you can’t see is so much more.  His ministry is, from my perspective, like all good mustard seeds or a drop of water.  It’s small, humble and unassuming but it grows in a way that breaks through rock and causes ripples through the entire body of water.  The teachings have been a great encouragement to me but the very nature of the ministry – being who you are- has been as much or more of an encouragement.  It gives me courage to be “upside down” in a world that tells me it isn’t possible.  When I see Dwight -and I see his pain- it’s a very physical reminder that I can be “upside down” too.

Anyway, I really wanted you both to know that.

May God’s face shine upon you both this week!

Love, Amy

(A very encouraging word from a ‘table buddy’ at one of the schools Dwight taught, after which we remained friends and fellow-talmidim.)

 

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