Daniel 2 sets the stage to identify the Antichrist.

The Book of Revelation symbolizes the Antichrist as a Beast coming out from the Sea. That Beast cannot be identified from Revelation alone. It must be identified from the Book of Daniel. This Beast has been identified as the 11th horn of the fourth kingdom in Daniel 7. This article discusses the prophecy in Daniel 2, which provides a broad outline of the history of mankind that serves as the framework for the interpretation of Daniel’s other prophecies. Using a statue of a man, it divides world history into six ages, beginning with the Babylonian Empire (626-539 BC), followed by three other world empires, followed by a period of many different kingdoms, and ending with God’s eternal kingdom on earth, ruled by the Son of Man, which will vaporize all previous kingdoms.