Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tract Yomah – Regulations concerning the remaining services of the high priest on this day in the times of the First and Second Temples.
p. 69 CHAPTER V. REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE REMAINING SERVICES OF THE HIGH-PRIEST ON THIS DAY IN THE TIMES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES. MISHNA: They brought to him a [golden] spoon and censer: he took two handfuls [of incense] and filled the spoon with it. If he had a large hand, it was much; otherwise, it was a little: he used the hand as the measure. He took the censer in his right hand, and the spoon in his left hand. GEMARA: In a Boraitha we have learned: They brought him an empty spoon from the chamber of the utensils, and a censer full of incense from the chamber of Beth Abtinas. "He took two handfuls." What was the spoon needed for on the Day of Atonement? It is written