It's kind of like, there were many messiahs, Cyrus being one of them, but THE Messiah for Christians is Jesus. Likewise many antichrists, but THE Antichrist often refers to the Beast and specifically, the False Prophet.
Originally posted by seanD
As stated in other threads, my view the Beast of 7 Heads are Gentile Kingdoms ruling after Babylon was felled by Persia, starting with Alexander's of Brass followed by Ptolemaic and Seleucid, and then Roman Iron allied with Clay Hasmoneans then Herodians, the 5 Kingdoms fallen by the time of John:
Daniel 4:14-16 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
Daniel 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
Daniel 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Daniel 2:33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Then the False Prophet that looks like a Jewish Lamb but speaks like a Gentile Dragon, the 2 Horn Kingdoms of which being Jews and Gentiles against Jesus, Iron and Clay.
Luke 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
The nemesis of course being Jews and Gentiles for Jesus, the Olive Trees.
Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
The wounded Head is the destruction of that alliance, followed by Roman rule, then by Roman Church Crusaders for a short space.
Revelation 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Then you get the revived 5th Head:
Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Which is a revival of THE Antichrist, the Roman-Jewish alliance that sent Jesus to death, the False Prophet.
So anyway as to your question, Daniel 11:4 goes on apparently from Alexander's Kingdom to describe struggles between kings of North and South, which would first historically be Seleucid and Ptolemaic Kingdoms respectively, then shifting to Rome as the Northern King, and a dual fulfillment seen as the wounded and revived Heads. Which would be a great Gentile power like Rome allied with a Jewish power, ruling over Jerusalem. Some say the USA or the UN as the Gentile power, I lean more to the general idea of secularism and anti-Christian influences in Jerusalem, not really a specific country.