Ross Caldwell is currently a librarian in France who works on Tarot scholarship, but at one time he was a student of the ancient Near East at Harvard. He’s provided a new translation of the Maqlu Text, which formed the foundation for a portion of the Simon Necronomicon:
Here’s a PDF of the text and translation
The transcription is Meier’s, with some additions from Abusch’s work up to the 1990s. I have not seen his new work.
Tallqvist’s text, while wholly superceded by Meier, has the advantage of having been published when Assyriologists still published with “standard” cuneiform fonts. His edition with the cuneiform text in the Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae XX, is available at the Internet Archive –
I’ve made a concordance between Meier and Tallqvist for anyone interested who can’t read cuneiform but wants to use the cuneiform text in amulets and whatnot.
I hope all of you are enjoying these links. I hope to find the energy to start posting again soon, as several factors have kept me quiet for a while.