Edward Freer Hills (1912–1981) was an American Presbyterian scholar, perhaps the greatest 20th Century Traditional (“Byzantine”) Text, and Received Text defender. Dr. Hills integrates his theological perspective alongside New Testament criticism. Reading Dean John William Burgon inspired Dr. Hills to approach textual criticism from a “logic of faith” (1952 is the year that Dr. Hills made a definite commitment to this view). As to the relationship of the King James Bible to the Received Text, Hills wrote "the King James Version ought to be regarded not merely as a translation of the Textus Receptus but also as an independent variety of the Textus Receptus." (King James Version Defended, Ch. 8)
^One Bible only?: examining exclusive claims for the King James Bible Roy E. Beacham, Kevin T. Bauder p48 - 2001 "Edward F. Hills - Another individual who made a sizable contribution to the KingJames-Only movement, although not drawing directly from the works of Wilkinson and Ray, is Edward F. Hills (1912-1981). Hills actually possessed genuine ..."