Daniel 10:3 Index
"I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."
Research Material

"...no pleasant bread..."

  1. That is, delicacies. During Daniel's period of fasting, he took but the simplest of food, sufficient only to maintain his strength. (4BC 858)

"...neither did I anoint myself..."

  1. The use of oils for soothing the skin was in great popularity among ancient peoples, especially among those who lived in countries where the climate was very not and dry. During his period of fasting and prayer the prophet saw fit to forgo this personal luxury. (4BC 858)