He helped to conciliate many by acknowledging Maimuni's greatness, and putting him on a level with the Geonim.
The Geonim were required to do homage to the Exilarchs (see Exilarch) but were otherwise independent.
The chronicle of the Saboraim and Geonim as given by him is our guide for this epoch.
A full list of the Geonim is given in tabular form in the Jewish Encyclopaedia, vol.
Hai Gaon died in 1038, closing the period of the Geonim after an activity of four and a half centuries.
Far from condemning knowledge, the Geonim considered it as an aid and supplement to religion.
Second, brief compilations of precepts, like the works of Hefez ben Yazliah and the responsa of some Geonim.
To make his decree legal and unimpeachable, David demanded the signatures of the two Geonim to the document prepared by him.
Not even the Qaraite schism was able to break the power of the Geonim.
In Jewish circles, many began to criticise the responses of the Geonim, and no longer looked upon them as oracular utterances.