This began as an effort to document the writings of E. F. Hills. I decided there should be a brief bit of biography.
Edward Freer Hills (1912–1981) was a preacher and scholar in the Presbyterian & Reformed tradition. He is perhaps best remembered as a defender of the Textus Receptus or Greek Received Text of the New Testament.
Hills pastored Presbyterian churches at Handsboro and Ocean Springs, Mississippi in the late 1940s and early 1950s, as well as Crossroads Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (then known as Des Moines Christian Reformed Church) from 1954 to 1962. He also served as president of Iowans for Moral Education (Des Moines Register, October 29, 1979, p. 3A).
Edward F. Hills died in December of 1981 and is buried at the Glendale Cemetery at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
- “The Teaching of the Scriptures concerning Slavery: the Attitude of the Church toward it, and their Significance for Present-day Social Problems,” Edward F. Hills, ThM Dissertation, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1941
- “The Caesarean Family of New Testament Manuscripts,” Edward F. Hills, ThD Dissertation, Harvard University, 1946.
- “Harmonizations in the Caesarean Text of Mark,” Edward F. Hills, Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 66, No. 2 (June, 1947), pp. 135-152
- “The Inter-Relationship of the Caesarean Manuscripts,” Edward F. Hills, Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 68, No. 2 (June, 1949), pp. 141-159
- “A New Approach to the Old Egyptian Text,” Edward F. Hills, Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 69, No. 4 (December, 1950), pp. 345-362
- The King James Version Defended: A Christian View of the New Testament Manuscripts, Edward F. Hills, Des Moines, IA: Christian Research Press, 1956
- Space Age Science, Edward F Hills, Des Moines, IA: Christian Research Press, 1964
- Believing Bible Study, Edward F. Hills, Des Moines, IA: Christian Research Press, 1967
- Evolution in the Space Age, Edward F Hills, Des Moines, IA: Christian Research Press, 1967
- “Introduction” (pp. 17-67) and “Bibliographical notes” (pp. 69-72), Edward F. Hills in The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel according to S. Mark, John William Burgon, Grand Rapids, MI: Associated Publishers and Authors, circa 1971
- “A History of My Defense of the King James Version,” Edward F. Hills, published in The Burning Bush, Volume 4, Number 2 (July 1998)
- Text and Time: A Reformed Approach to New Testament Textual Criticism, Edward F. Hills, Mary E. Hills Mueller (editor), Ankeny, IA: Christian Research Press, 2018 (Kindle Edition with original title; same book as The King James Version Defended)
Des Moines Register, December 28, 1979, p. 4C
See also Forgotten Pilgrim of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Edward Freer Hill’s Contribution to the Revival of the Ecclesiastical Text by Theodore P. Letis (Emory University, Philadelphia, PA: Institute for Renaissance and Reformation Biblical Studies, 1987).