Basic Word Order in Biblical Greek: VSO, SVO, or Both? (Part 5 of Word Order)

July 14, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast


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In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso discusses the basic word order of biblical Greek.

Show notes

  • Basic Syntax Concepts

  • Basic Pragmatics Concepts 

  • Davison, M. E. (1989). New Testament Greek Word Order. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 41, 19-28.

  • Friberg, T. (1982). New Testament Greek word order in light of discourse considerations. PhD diss., University of Minnesota.

  • Kirk, A. (2012). Word order and information structure in New Testament Greek. Leiden University.

  • Lavidas, Nikolaos. (2015). How does a basic word order become ungrammatical? SOV from Classical to Koiné Greek. Studies in Greek Linguistics 35, 323-335.

  • Rife, J. M. (1933). The mechanics of translation Greek. Journal of Biblical Literature, 52, 244-252.

  • Taylor, A. (1994). The Change from SOV to SVO in Ancient Greek. Language Variation and Change, 6, 1-37.

  • Terry, B. R. (1993). An analysis of certain features of discourse in the New Testament book of I Corinthians. PhD, University of Texas at Arlington.

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