Every Sunday school student is acquainted with Scripture’s great hair. First comes Esau the hairy man—possibly a better guy than his smooth, deceptive twin. But Jacob is beloved of Yahweh, so the hairy man is left to his appetites. Samson and Absalom also come to ruin by way of appetite and hair. The names “Rapunzel” and “Lady Godiva” may be secular bywords for long-haired women, but their biblical sister is the anonymous lady who used her hair to wipe the anointing oil from Jesus’s feet.