Dr. Ido Koch

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Dr. Ido Koch
Office: Gilman-humanities, 215

Education

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

idokoch@tauex.tau.ac.il

 

Education

B.A. - Open University, History, 2006

M.A. - Tel Aviv University, Jewish History, 2009 

Master Thesis: Rosette Stamped Jar Handles from the Kingdom of Judah (Supervisors: Prof. Nadav Na'aman and Prof. Oded Lipschits)

Ph.D. - Tel Aviv University, Archaeology, 2015

Name of doctoral dissertation: Southwest Canaan during the Late Bronze Age and early Iron Age: Empire, Elite, and Colonial Encounters (Supervisors: Prof. Nadav Na'aman and Prof. Oded Lipschits)

 

Current Projects

  • Tel Hadid Archaeological Project
  • Final Publication of Salvage Excavations at Tel Hadid
  • Stamp-seals from the Southern Levant (Co-directors: Prof. Christoph Uehlinger, Prof. Silvia Schroer, and Prof. Stefan Münger)
  • Final Publication of the Yohanan Aharoni Excavations at Tel Arad (Co-directors: Prof. Ze'ev Herzog and Ms. Lily Singer-Avitz)

 

Academic and Professional Awards 

Awards

2019    Yad Yitzhaq Ben-Zvi “Ish Shalom” Award for The Shadow of Egypt: Colonial Encounters in Southwest Canaan during the Late Bronze and the early Iron Age, Jerusalem 2018.

 

Grants

2019    Swiss National Sciences Fund—Sinergia Project CRSII5_186426: “Stamp seals from the Southern Levant: A Multi-faceted Prism for Studying entangled Histories in an Interdisciplinary Perspective” (co-directed by Prof. Christoph Uehlinger, Prof. Silvia Schroer, and Prof. Stefan Münger)

 

Fellowships

2019    Alon Fellowship for outstanding young researchers

2015    Swiss Government Excellence Program

 

PhD Students

Since 2018.    Deborah Aybinderow: Economy and Society in the Shephelah in the Iron Age II in light of the Olive Oil Industry in the Sorek Valley (Co-supervisor: Prof. Oded Lipschits)

Since 2020     Noa Ranzer: Stamp-seals during the Iron Age (Co-supervisors: Prof. Yuval Gadot and Prof. Christoph Uehlinger, UZH)

MA Students

2018–2020       Noa Rantzer: Biography of Scarabs: Production, Distribution and Consumption of Scarabs in the Yarkon Basin during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages (Co-Supervisor: Prof. Yuval Gadot); submitted May 2020

Since 2018       Lior Serban: The Shephelah between the Iron IIC and the Persian period – Continuity and Change in Settlement Pattern, Economic Activity and Administration (Co-Supervisor: Prof. Oded Lipschits)

2019–2020       Ruthy Lewis: The Glass Assemblage at Tel Hadid: An Exploration and Illumination of the Byzantine Settlement (co-Supervisor: Dr Ruth Jackson-Tal); submitted December 2020

Since 2020       Marissa Tsiao: Fibulae of the Southern Levant during the Iron Age: Chronology, Inter-regional Connectivity, and Performance

Since 2020       Jingchao Chen: Tracing Household Ingredients in Iron Age IIC Tel Hadid and Tel Bet-Shemesh: A Pilot Study with Organic Residue Analysis on Pottery Assemblages (Co-Supervisor: Prof. Cynthianne Spiteri)

Since 2020       Xiaoshuai Yuan: Contextual Analysis of Seals of Iron Age IIB Judah (Co-Supervisor: Prof. Oded Lipschits)

Publications

A. Books

  1. Koch, I. 2018. The Shadow of Egypt: Colonial Encounters in Southwest Canaan during the Late Bronze and the early Iron Age. Jerusalem (Hebrew). 
  2. Koch, I. 2021. Colonial Encounters in Southwest Canaan during the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 119). Leiden: Brill (English revised version of A1)

 

B. Refereed Articles in Journals

  1. Lipschits, O., Sergi, O., and Koch, I. 2010. Royal Judahite Jar Handles: Reconsidering the Chronology of the lmlkStamp Impressions. Tel Aviv 37: 3–32.
  2. Lipschits, O., Koch, I., Shaus, A., and Guil, S. 2010. The Enigma of the Biblical "bath" and the System of Liquid Volume Measurement during the First Temple Period. Ugarit Forschungen 42: 453–478.
  3. Koch, I., and Lipschits, O. 2010. The Final Days of the Kingdom of Judah in Light of the Rosette-Stamped Jar Handles. Cathedra 137: 7–26. (Hebrew)
  4. Finkelstein, I., Koch, I., and Lipschits, O. 2011. The Biblical Gilead: Observations on Identifications, Geographic Divisions and Territorial History. Ugarit Forschungen 43: 131–159.
  5. Finkelstein, I., Koch, I., and Lipschits, O. 2011. The Mound on the Mount: A Possible Solution to the "Problem with Jerusalem”. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 11, article 12. 
  6. Hebrew revised version: Finkelstein, I., Lipschits, O. and Koch, I. 2014 The Mound on the Mount: A Possible Solution to the "Problem with Jerusalem”. In: Stiebel, G. et al. eds. New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem 8. Jerusalem: 161–175.
  7. Koch, I. 2012. The Geopolitical Situation in the Judean Lowland during the Iron Age I-IIa (1150-800 BCE). Cathedra 143: 45–64. (Hebrew) 
  8. Koch, I. 2012. The "Chariots of the Sun" (2 Kings 23:11). Semitica 54: 211–219.
  9. Koch, I., and Lipschits, O. 2013. The Rosette Stamped Jar Handle System and the Kingdom of Judah at the end of the First Temple Period. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 129: 55–78 (Revised English version of B1) 
  10. Koch, I. 2014. Goose Keeping, Elite Emulation and Egyptianized Feasting at Late Bronze Lachish. Tel Aviv 41: 161–179. 
  11. Cassuto, D., Koch, I., and Shai, I. 2015. A Note on an Amenhotep III Plaque from Tel Burna. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7(4): 21–26.
  12. Koch, I. 2016. Notes on Three South Canaanite Sites in the el-Amarna Correspondence. Tel Aviv 43: 91–98.
  13. Oeming, M., Ras, K., Koch, I., Weinberg-Cohen, A., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O. 2016. Late Bronze Age Figurines from Tel Azekah. Ugarit Forschungen 47: 205–219.
  14. Koch, I. 2017. Revisiting the Fosse Temple at Lachish. Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 17: 64–75
  15. Koch, I., Kleiman, S., Oeming, M., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2017. Amulets in Context: Scarabs and Figurative Amulets from Late Bronze Age III Tel Azekah. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 16: 9–24.
  16. Koch, I. 2017. Egyptian Scarabs in Southwest Canaan in the Late Bronze and Iron I: Observations from a Local Perspective. الشرقAsh-sharq, Bulletin of the Ancient Near East Archaeological, Historical and Societal Studies 1 (2): 294–303.
  17. Koch, I. 2018. Egypt in Canaan: Colonial Encounters in the Late Bronze Age Southwestern Canaan. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 18: 24–39.
  18. Sweeney, D., Herrmann, C., Koch, I., Gadot, Y., Oeming, M., and Lipschits, O. 2018. A Triad Amulet from Tel Azekah. Israel Exploration Journal 68: 129‒149.
  19. Koch, I. and Sapir-Hen, L. 2018. Beersheba–Arad Valley during the Assyrian Period. Semitica 60: 427–452.
  20. Koch, I. 2018. Introductory Framework for Assyrian–Levantine Colonial Encounters. Semitica 60: 367–396.​
  21. Lipschits, O., Kleiman, S., Koch, I., Berendt, K., Linares, V., Richardson, S., Oeming, M., and Gadot, Y. 2019. Late Bronze Age Azekah and its Terminal Breath. BAR 45(1): 32–38, 70.
  22. Koch, I. 2019. Religion at Lachish under Egyptian Colonialism. Die Welt des Orients 49(2): 161–182.
  23. Koch, I., Warner, D., Yannai, E., Pruit, L.L., Cole, D., and Parker, J. 2020. Forced Resettlement and Immigration at Tel Hadid. Biblical Archaeology Review 46(32): 28–37. 
  24. Koch, I. 2020. Southern Levantine Temples during the Iron Age II: Towards a Multivocal Narrative. Ancient Judaism 8: 325–344

 

C. Refereed Articles in Books

  1. Koch, I. 2018. Late Iron Age I Southwestern Canaanite Multi-Facet Stamp-Amulets: Innovative Imagery and Interpreted Egyptian Heritage. In: Shai, I. et al. eds. Tell it in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel – Essays in Honor of Aren M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (Alter Orient und Altes Testament). Münster: 632–652.
  2. Koch, I. 2018. A New Look at the Late Iron Age Glyptics from Jerusalem. Uziel, J. et al (eds). New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Vicinity 12: 29–46 (Hebrew).
  3. Koch, I. 2018. New Light on the Glyptic Finds from Late Iron Age Jerusalem and Judah. Pp. 29–46 in Uziel, J., Gadot, Y., Zelinger, Y., and Peleg-Barkat, O. eds. New Studies in the Archaeology and Jerusalem and Its Region 12. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority (Hebrew). 
  4. Lipschits, O. and Koch, I. 2019. Blinded by the Light: Destruction Levels as a Tool for Understanding Processes of Material Culture Development—The Iron Age IIb–IIc as a Test Case. Pp. 189–208 in Peleg-Barkat, O., Zelinger, Y., Uziel, J. and Gadot, Y. eds. New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Region: Collected Papers13. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority (Hebrew). 

 

D. Chapters in Books

  1. Koch, I. 2015. Rosette Stamped Jar Handles. in: Beit-Arieh, I. and Freud, L. eds. Tel Malḥata: A Central City in the Biblical Negev (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 32). Tel Aviv: 243–245. 
  2. Koch, I. 2016. Rosette Stamped Handles. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 371–388.
  3. Koch, I. 2016. Prancing Horse Impression. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 368–370.
  4. Koch, I. and Lipschits, O. 2016. Hebrew Epigraphic Incisions. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 477–481. 
  5. Bocher, E. and Koch, I. 2016. Late Roman and Byzantine Architectural Elements. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 635–642. 
  6. Lipschits, O. and Koch, I. 2016. “Private” Stamp Impressions on Jar Handles. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 342–355.
  7. Lipschits, O. and Koch, I. 2016. Lion Stamp Impressions In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 389–408.
  8. Ras, K., Bocher, E. and Koch, I. 2016. Persian Period Stamp Impressions. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 437–446. 
  9. Sergi, O. and Koch, I. 2016. Concentric Circle Incisions on Jar Handles. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 356–367. 
  10. Tepper, Y., Bocher, E. and Koch, I. 2016. Stamp Impressions of the Roman Tenth Legion. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Raḥel 3 (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 35). Tel Aviv: 461–472. 
  11. Koch, I. 2017. Early Philistia Revisited and Revised. Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y. and Adams, M.J. eds. Rethinking Israel: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel in Honor of Israel Finkelstein. Winona Lake: 189–205
  12. Koch, I. 2017. Stamp-Amulets from Iron IIA Shephelah: Preliminary Conclusions regarding Production and Distribution, Pictorial Assemblage, and Function. In: Faust, A. and Baruch, E. eds. New Studies on Jerusalem 22. Ramat Gan: 75–93 and 10*. (Hebrew)
  13. Koch, I. 2017. Settlements and Interactions in the Shephelah during the Late-2nd–Early-1st Millennia BCE. In: Lipschits, O. and Maeir, A. M. eds. The Shephelah during the Iron Age: Recent Archaeological Studies. Winona Lake: 181–207. 
  14. Koch, I. 2019. Southwestern Canaan and Egypt during the Late Bronze Age I–IIA. Pp. 262–282 in Maeir, A.M., Shai, I., and McKinny, C. eds. The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan (Archaeology of the Biblical World 2). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  15. Kleiman, S., Koch, I., Webster, L., Linares, V., Berendt, K., Sergi, O., Oeming, M., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O. 2019. Late Bronze Age Azekah – An Almost Forgotten Story. Pp. 37–61 in A. M. Maeir, I. Shai, and C. McKinny, eds. The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan (Archaeology of the Biblical World 2). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  16. Sergi, O., Lipschits, O., and Koch, I. 2019. Memories of the Early Israelite Monarchy in the Books of Samuel and Kings. Pp. 173–193 in Koch, I., Römer, T. and Sergi, O. eds. Writing, Rewriting, and Overwriting in the Books of Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 304). Leuven, Paris and Bristol CT: Leuven.
  17. Koch, I. 2019. Pictorial Novelties in Context: Assyrian Iconography in Judah. Pp. 151–163 in Čapek, F. and Lipschits, O. eds. The Last Century in the History of Judah: The Seventh Century BCE in Archaeological, Historical, and Biblical Perspectives (Ancient Israel and Its Literature 37). Atlanta: SBL.
  18. Koch, I. 2020. On Philistines and early Israelite Kings. Pp. 7–31 in Krause, J.J., Sergi, O., and Weingart, K. eds. Saul, Benjamin, and the Emergence of Monarchy in Israel: Biblical and Archaeological Perspective (Ancient Israel and Its Literature 40). Atlanta: SBL.
  19. Gadot, Y. and Koch, I. 2020. The Valley of Elah as Sacred Landscape and its Archaeological Expression. Pp. 205–211 in Čapek, F. and Sláma, P. eds. And God Saw That It Was Good (Gen 1:12) The Concept of Quality in Archaeology, Philology and Theology (Contributions to Understanding the Bible 42). Münster: Lit.
  20. Koch, I. Forthcoming. The Region of Gaza as a Colonial Arena. In: Koch, I. and Uehlinger, C. eds. The Archaeology of Imperial Encounters in the Levant during the Second and First Millennia BCE (OBO). Fribourg and Göttingen. 

 

E. Editing

  1. Koch, I., Römer, T. and Sergi, O. 2019. Writing, Rewriting and Overwriting in the Books of Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets: Essays in Honour of Cynthia Edenburg. Leuven: Peeters. 
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