The spirit of prophecy here returns to that which more immediately concerned Daniel and his royal masters--the near future of the empire in which he was so great a personage. Four kings were yet to follow in Media-Persia. Then will come Alexander the "mighty king" of Grecia (Daniel 11:3). The division of Alexander's empire into four parts (Daniel 11:4) as already predicted Daniel 8:22 is foretold. The troublous course of affairs in two parts of the disintegrated Alexandrian empire, Syria and Egypt, is then traced down to Daniel 11:20. Here Antiochus Epiphanes, the "little horn" of Daniel 8, occupies the vision down to Daniel 11:36. His pollution of the sanctuary is again mentioned. (Cf) (See Scofield "Daniel 8:9"). From Daniel 11:36 the interpretation is of the final "little horn" Daniel 7:8; Daniel 7:24-26 See Scofield "Daniel 11:35".
three kings Ahasuerus, Ezra 4:6, Artaxerxes, Ezra 4:7, and Darius called "Hystaspes" Ezra 4:24.
fourth Xerxes, who invaded Greece BC 483-480.