Dr. Ido Koch

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Dr. Ido Koch
Office: Gilman-humanities, 215

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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)

Publications

Book

Koch, I. 2018. The Shadow of Egypt: Colonial Encounters in Southwest Canaan during the Late Bronze and the early Iron Age. Jerusalem (Hebrew). 

 

Refereed Articles in Journals

Lipschits, O., Sergi, O., and Koch, I. 2010. Royal Judahite Jar Handles: Reconsidering the Chronology of the lmlkStamp Impressions. Tel Aviv 37: 3–32.

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.

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)

Finkelstein, I., Koch, I., and Lipschits, O. 2011. The Biblical Gilead: Observations on Identifications, Geographic Divisions and Territorial History. Ugarit Forschungen 43: 131–159.

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. 

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.

Koch, I. 2012. The Geopolitical Situation in the Judean Lowland during the Iron Age I-IIa (1150-800 BCE). Cathedra 143: 45–64. (Hebrew) 

Koch, I. 2012. The "Chariots of the Sun" (2 Kings 23:11). Semitica 54: 211–219.

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. 

Koch, I. 2014. Goose Keeping, Elite Emulation and Egyptianized Feasting at Late Bronze Lachish. Tel Aviv 41: 161–179. 

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.

Koch, I. 2016. Notes on Three South Canaanite Sites in the el-Amarna Correspondence. Tel Aviv 43: 91–98.

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.

Koch, I. 2017. Revisiting the Fosse Temple at Lachish. Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 17: 64–75

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.

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.

Koch, I. 2018. Egypt in Canaan: Colonial Encounters in the Late Bronze Age Southwestern Canaan. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 18: 24–39.

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.

Koch, I. and Sapir-Hen, L. 2018. Beersheba–Arad Valley during the Assyrian Period. Semitica 60: 427–452.

Koch, I. 2018. Introductory Framework for Assyrian–Levantine Colonial Encounters. Semitica 60: 367–396.

 

Refereed Articles in Books

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.

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).

 

Chapters in Books

Koch, I. 2015. Rosette Stamped Jar Handles. in: Beit-Arieh, I. and Freud, L. eds. Tel Malḥata,a Central City in the Biblical Negev. Tel Aviv: 243–245. 

Koch, I. 2016. Rosette Stamped Handles. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 371–388.

Koch, I. 2016. Prancing Horse Impression. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 368–370.

Koch, I. and Lipschits, O. 2016. Hebrew Epigraphic Incisions. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 477–481. 

Bocher, E. and Koch, I. 2016. Late Roman and Byzantine Architectural Elements. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 635–642. 

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.

Lipschits, O. and Koch, I. 2016. Lion Stamp Impressions In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 389–408.

Ras, K., Bocher, E. and Koch, I. 2016. Persian Period Stamp Impressions. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 437–446. 

Sergi, O. and Koch, I. 2016. Concentric Circle Incisions on Jar Handles. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Freud, L. eds. Ramat Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 356–367. 

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 Rael 3. Tel Aviv: 461–472. 

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

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 Jerusalem22. Ramat Gan: 75–93 and 10*. (Hebrew)

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. 

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. 

Koch, I. Forthcoming. Southwestern Canaan and Egypt during the Late Bronze Age I–IIA. In: Maeir, A.M., Shai, I., and McKinny, C. eds. ‘And the Canaanite was then in the land’: New Perspectives on the Late Bronze Age of Southern Canaan and its Surroundings. Berlin.

Koch, I. Forthcoming. On Philistines and early Israelite Kings. In: Sergi, O., Weingart, K. and Krause, J.J. eds.  Saul and Benjamin in Biblical and Archaeological Perspective (SBL Ancient Israel and Its Literature). Atlanta.

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