Hebrews 9:27 King James Version
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:27 is used literally to refute the concept of reincarnation and salvation after death. As in https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/93163/60459 and https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/17258/60459
Warning: This question is not at all about reincarnation or salvation after death, but rather about how the verse itself is understood.
Given that there are counter examples to the notion that men only die once, in what ways do Christian denominations reconcile the discrepancy between Hebrews 9:27 and its Biblical counter-examples?
The Counter examples:
Example 0.A: Enoch
Enoch never died, so he did not die once.
Example 0.B: Elijah
Elijah never died, so he did not die once.
Example 1: Lazarus
Lazarus clearly died once:
John 11:14 King James Version
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Jesus brought him back to life:
John 11:44 King James Version
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
And clearly Lazarus died a second time eventually.
Got Question addresses Lazarus ultimate fate:
The Bible gives us no further information about Lazarus. Any additional details stem from church history and may or may not be accurate. One tradition holds that, after Jesus’ ascension back into heaven, Lazarus and his sisters moved to Cyprus where Lazarus became the bishop of Kition and died of natural causes in AD 63. Another theory claims that Lazarus and his sisters moved to Gaul to preach the gospel, and Lazarus became the bishop of Marseilles, where he was beheaded under the tyranny of Emperor Domitian. Whatever happened to Lazarus is unknown. But we can be certain that his physical body died a second time. And we know that, according to 1 Corinthians 15:51–53 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14–17, Lazarus will be raised again from the dead to join all God’s saints in eternity.
Example 2: The saints that rose from the dead
Matthew 27:52-53 King James Version
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Clearly these saints died once, were brought back to life and eventually died again
Example 3: The young dead man at Nain
Luke 7:14-15 King James Version
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Clearly the man died once, and then eventually died a second time