Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
2 Samuel 11:26
Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead,
she mourned for her husband.
Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
And wine which makes man’s heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
food which sustains man’s heart.
clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face