People should also not rely on shadows or other forms of reflections as reliable sources of truth. His works include several philosophical and theological treatises; two Arabic translations of the Bible, along with a Biblical commentary in Arabic of which only fragments remain ; a Hebrew dictionary, Agron ; liturgical poems; a Jewish prayer book; some rabbinical works; and writings on mathematics, grammar, and science.
The main source of knowledge about this move- ment is Sefer Hasidim, ed. His view on the soul is prefaced by a survey of six other theories. With few exceptions these exist only in Hebrew, some of them having been probably written in that language.
He is truth. Through his constant engagement with revealed texts to support the importance of reason, Saadya, in the very act of championing reason, can be seen as planting reason on the ground of revelation.
Saadia demonstrates that the recompenses of the world to come are proved by reason, the Bible, and tradition, and answers various questions bearing upon this subject.These were written in Hebrew characters Judaeo-Arabic. Finkelstein, L ed. Saadia was a prolific author who made contributions in Hebrew philogoy, Jewish liturgy, and halakah. Paris, —. He draws his proof first from the Bible, then from the Talmud, and finally from reason; his arguments are always cogent; and his conclusions proceed from sound judgment and sober spirit. The foundation of this section is the theory of the freedom of the will and its reconciliation with the omnipotence and omniscience of God. Saadia refused to sign on legal grounds. However a more significant fact about this project is that Christians in the Arab world began to accept the idea of new translations after seeing the importance of a clear and contemporary Arabic style. In the same year he left Egypt and went to settle permanently in Palestine, as he states in a Hebrew letter Schechter, "Saadyana," vii.
The name "Saadia" is apparently the Hebrew equivalent of his Arabic name, "Sa'id. In C.