According to the biblical view, clothes reveal the essential nature of a person, as with John the Baptist (Matt. 3: 4); but disguise is deceit (Matt. 7: 15). The clothes of Jesus revealed the nature of his mission, when at the Transfiguration they became dazzling white (Matt. 17: 2). In the Bible the nature of a person and his clothes are so intimately connected that miracles are recorded through touching clothes (Mark 5: 30; Acts 19: 12). Clothing and unclothing are therefore important both as images (Rom. 13: 12; 1 Pet. 5: 5) and literally in baptism (Gal. 3: 27). Normal dress for men consisted of a loin cloth, a robe, and a cloak, and appropriate footwear. Women were obliged to wear covering over their heads.