Francois T. de Villiers, M.A
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Francois T. de Villiers, M.A
"I can only say I'm enjoying it immensely!"
"I have now had 5 years with the Institute and a great breakthrough for me was a mixture of class learning and private lessons. Hebrew is really hard but the private lessons have been great to keep me on track. I have just started level D and finally many things are falling into place and I am gaining understanding of the biblical text."
"The flexibility to learn these principles at everyone's own pace is important and IIBS offers that through open classes and allowing students to restart their course if a review is needed. We all have busy lives and this is for me, one of the best options in this course. The instructors, the ones I've been blessed to interact with, are all patient and respectful and work with each student at their pace."

Francois T. de Villiers, M.A

Biblical Hebrew Teacher

A Few Words About Me

Rabbi Arthur Seltzer wrote a blessing in Francois’ personal Hebrew Bible while he was still a student, saying, “May you come to discover the myriad levels of meaning contained in this book.”

Teaching Biblical Hebrew in various contexts ever since, it has been his passion and mission in life to help others make the same discovery.

Francois lives in Germiston, South Africa.


Francois focused his master’s dissertation on emotional expressions and textual criticism of the Book of Job at the University of Stellenbosch.  Later he obtained a high school teaching diploma from the University of South Africa.

Professional Experience

Francois has taught Biblical Hebrew to graduate and postgraduate students at the Departments of Ancient Studies, and at the Department of Old and New Testament Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. He has also taught Art, English, and Religious Studies in South African schools.  He has been teaching Biblical Hebrew, levels A to D, at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies since 2009.