This is another question that was asked online (this time New Testament Greek Club) that would be difficult to answer without treebanks. Can a phrase with an adjective in second attributive position be broken up by a genitive? Luke 23:35 reads: εἰ οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ χριστὸς τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ ἐκλεκτός. Can this be, "if he is... Continue Reading →
What motivates the ordering. I'm looking into the question right now. Stephanie Bakker's book on the noun phase deals with the issue to some degree, but her discussion lacks explanatory power and I'd say she focuses too much on traditional Greek grammar concepts too much. More to come...I'll be posting some data in a couple days.