I can’t remember if I have blogged on this before, but I was thinking about it today during church.
I remember the first tie I heard someone say that there was a “normal” word order in Greek. I was shocked since I had not observed any patterns, but they are there.
The normal word order is conjunction, verb, subject, object, and modifiers.
The conjunction is there to give a specific link to the context of the preceding verse. I had heard that the use of και at the beginning of a sentence was a Semitism and I dismissed it at that point. And while the waw consecutive certainly had an influence on the initial και in, for example, the Gospel of John, it was proper Greek to use an initial conjunction to make an explicit link to the content.