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 would highly recommend your bible school to anyone interested in biblical Hebrew. I have been very pleased with how my Hebrew learning is progressing."
"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."

Francois T. de Villiers, M.A

Biblical Hebrew Teacher

A Few Words About Me

A Rabbi wrote a blessing in Francois’ personal Hebrew Bible while he was still an undergraduate student:  “May you come to discover the myriad levels of meaning contained in this book.”  This inspired him to teach Biblical Hebrew to help others make the same discovery – and to enjoy the Hebrew.


Francois holds an M.Div. degree (University of Stellenbosch), a high school teaching diploma (University of South Africa), and an M.A. in Bible Translation (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein).  He is especially interested in textual criticism, the textual basis of Bible translations, and what strategies translators use to overcome translation difficulties.

Professional Experience

Francois has been teaching Biblical Hebrew (A-D) at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies since 2009.  He also teaches an Open Class and Seminar.

See what people say about Francois T. de Villiers

He makes sure to leave us with a clear understanding of the main point of each lesson, and all of it is explained with a contagious enthusiasm. To top it off, he always establishes a joyful atmosphere that relaxes us students and prepares us to joyfully learn.  –  Trent Wilde


Francois makes me feel comfortable with an unfamiliar subject. Class feels like family.  – Timothy Kresock