Machen suggests just the opposite: "The normal order of the sentence in
Greek is like that in English--subject, verb, object" (_NT Greek_, p.
Moule does not propose a specific order, but rather simply follows the
logic that "the emphatic word comes at or near the beginning of the
sentence" (_Idiom Book_, p. 166).
It would appear that a number of prominent grammarians would be in
agreement with Young's analysis of an "unmarked" or common word order
being verb-subject-object (so BDF, p. 248; Turner, _Syntax_, p. 347;
Robertson, p. 417).
I would be interested in hearing what those on the list would have to
say about this matter, both in regard to Classical and Koine Greek.
All the Best,
Michael Luper M.B. Biblical Seminary firstname.lastname@example.org Adj. Faculty, New Testament http://lennon.pub.csufresno.edu/~mdl18/