At the age of thirty-six Saadiah received a remarkable honor; he was summoned to Sura to fill the post of Gaon.
The Commentary which passes as that of Saadia the Gaon is said to be spurious.
In the latter, two men, otherwise unknown, successively filled the post of Gaon.
Still, in his day, Campanton passed for the Gaon of Castile.
The son of a Gaon, named Nathan ben Yehuda, was invested with this titular dignity, but he died suddenly.
But if the Exilarch was not learned, he delegated this duty to the Gaon of Sora.
But Abraham had followers in Pumbeditha, who gave him their support, and refused allegiance to the rival Gaon.
But the Gaon refused to enter into polemics with a "heretic."
The stern Gaon refused even to see the exponent of heterodoxy.
The great Gaon Saadiah (892-942) united within himself all strands of thought.